New WattShare Wireless Power ICs Deliver Untethered Smartphone Experience

Press Release Summary:

  • Combined with receiver and transmitter capabilities and allow wireless charging of smartphones, smartwatches and truly wireless ear buds
  • Enables smartphones to deliver up to 7W of power while charging other devices and receive charges of 15 W or higher
  • Allows user to charge friend’s phone or an accessory device

Original Press Release:

IDT's WattShare Technology Enables Smartphones to Wirelessly Charge Other Mobile Devices and Accessories

Groundbreaking Technology Turns Smartphones into Smart Wireless Charging Hubs for Smartphone Ecosystems

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) (NASDAQ: IDTI), today launched the WattShare™ family of wireless power semiconductors that enable smartphones to wirelessly charge other mobile devices. IDT's new wireless power ICs uniquely combine receiver and transmitter capabilities, allowing smartphones, smartwatches, truly wireless ear buds and other devices to be wirelessly charged simply by placing them atop a smartphone.

"WattShare-enabled smartphones will free users from carrying a variety of chargers and constantly looking for electrical outlets to keep their smartwatches, ear buds and other devices charged," said Christopher Stephens, general manager of IDT's Wireless Power Division. "WattShare is the latest example of IDT's continued advancement of the state-of-the-art in wireless charging technology and places the smartphone at the center of the wireless charging eco-system to ensure consumers can enjoy the most 'untethered' smartphone experience."

IDT® WattShare wireless charging technology is a compelling solution for OEMs who continually strive to make their smartphones -- and ecosystems of associated smartwatches, ear buds and other devices -- more convenient and capable for consumers. WattShare enables smartphones to deliver up to 7W of power when charging other devices, as well as to receive charges of 15W or higher.

Several leading smartphone makers have already adopted WattShare and have successfully created a wireless charging ecosystem allowing their customers to charge a friend's phone or an accessory device. More information about IDT's WattShare technology is available at idt.com/wattshare.

IDT is the global leader in wireless power solutions for both the Power Receivers (PRx) used in smartphones and other applications, as well as the Power Transmitters (PTx) used in charging pads and automotive in-car applications. Visit idt.com/wirelesspower to learn more about IDT's wireless power solutions.

About IDT

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers' applications. IDT's market-leading products in RF, high performance timing, memory interface, real-time interconnect, optical interconnect, wireless power, and smart sensors are among the company's broad array of complete mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing, consumer, automotive and industrial segments. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing, sales facilities and distribution partners throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol "IDTI." Additional information about IDT can be found at idt.com. Follow IDT on FacebookLinkedInTwitter, and YouTube.

Krista Pavlakos 

Director, Demand Creation & Communications 

Phone: (408) 574-6640 

Email: Krista.Pavlakos@idt.com

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