Friday, September 28, 2012

IDT Joins the Alliance for Wireless Power to Assist in Propagation of Innovative Wireless Power Solutions

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced that it has become a member of the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), an independently operated organization composed of global wireless power and technology industry leaders. The A4WP will focus on a new wireless power transfer technology that provides spatial freedom for charging of electrical devices in cars, on table tops and for multiple devices simultaneously.

“We are excited to join the A4WP and to help steer the direction of a new technology standard,” said Arman Naghavi, vice president and general manager of the Analog and Power Division at IDT. “With IDT’s experience in developing the award-winning, highly integrated IDTP9030 and IDTP9020 wireless power transmitter and receiver chipset, we look forward to meeting the challenges of next-generation wireless power transfer technologies.”

“We are pleased to welcome IDT as a member of the Alliance for Wireless Power,” said Dr. Kamil A. Grajski, president of the A4WP. “Mobile consumer electronics devices, including smartphones and tablets, are more power-hungry than ever. Wireless power incorporating spatial freedom promotes flexible ease-of-use in charging these devices at home, in the office and on the go. IDT is a key addition to the growing list of global leaders in this new wireless power ecosystem.”

The goals of the A4WP are to establish an industry standardization body to provide innovative methods of supplying charging technology based on spatial freedom to a broad base of consumer electronic devices, and to grow the use of cable-free-power technology worldwide. IDT has become a leading innovator in wireless power ICs, having recently announced the world’s first true single-chip wireless power transmitter solution.

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