Power Integrations Teams with Qualcomm Technologies on Rapid-Charging Technology for Mobile Devices

  Power Integrations Teams with Qualcomm Technologies on Rapid-Charging
  Technology for Mobile Devices

New CHY100 IC enables smart AC-DC wall chargers for Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
     platform; cuts charge times for smartphones and tablets by up to 75%

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- July 19, 2013

Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated
circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today introduced CHY100, the
first AC-DC wall-charger interface IC that enables designers of mobile devices
to implement the Quick Charge 2.0 protocol from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
(Nasdaq:QCOM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Launched
earlier this year, Quick Charge 2.0 enables users to charge mobile devices up
to 75% faster than when using conventional technology, while maintaining
backwards compatibility and interoperability with existing USB charging
standards (USB BC1.2).

Power Integrations CHY100, the first AC-DC wall-charger interface IC that
enables designers of mobil ...

Power Integrations CHY100, the first AC-DC wall-charger interface IC that
enables designers of mobile devices to implement the Quick Charge 2.0 protocol
from Qualcomm Technologies (Photo: Business Wire)

Used in combination with Power Integrations’ AC-DC switcher ICs, the CHY100
incorporates all the necessary elements required to add Quick Charge 2.0
functionality to AC-DC wall chargers. The CHY100 detects commands from a Quick
Charge 2.0-enabled device, such as a cellphone handset, and adjusts the output
of the AC-DC wall charger to enable increased power delivery to the device’s
battery. When plugged into a powered device without Quick Charge 2.0
capability, the CHY100 automatically disables the higher-voltage/higher-power
capability to ensure safe operation. Tests confirm that smartphones with
high-capacity batteries can be fully charged in as little as one hour using
Quick Charge 2.0 – an impressive improvement from the four-hour charging
cycles characteristic of conventional USB charging technology.

Comments Abid Hussain, director of product management at Qualcomm
Technologies, Inc.: “We chose Power Integrations as the lead strategic partner
for our Quick Charge 2.0 program which was launched earlier this year. We are
delighted that they were able to deliver a spec-compliant, production-ready IC
for AC-DC wall adapters in less than six months, enabling OEMs and adapter
makers to implement Quick Charge 2.0 immediately. Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0
allows mobile devices to be charged up to 75% faster and it is rapidly
becoming the industry-wide standard for cell phones and tablets."

Adds Balu Balakrishnan, CEO of Power Integrations: “Qualcomm Technologies’
Quick Charge 2.0 technology represents a major step forward for users of
mobile devices. As devices have become increasingly power-hungry, OEMs have
responded by designing in larger, longer-lasting batteries. Unfortunately, the
limited power-delivery capabilities of standard wall chargers has led to
longer charge times, resulting in increased downtime for users. Qualcomm
Technologies’ Quick Charge initiative helps resolve the charging bottleneck,
and we are delighted to be a part of the solution.”

The CHY100 is suitable for battery chargers for smartphones, tablets,
netbooks, digital cameras and Bluetooth® accessories as well as USB power
output ports. Devices are available in SOIC-8 packaging and cost $0.22 each in
10K quantities. Visit http://www.powerint.com/CHY100 for more information.
More information on Qualcomm Quick Charge technology can be found here:
http://www.qualcomm.com/chipsets/quick-charge

About Power Integrations

Power Integrations, Inc., is a Silicon Valley-based supplier of
high-performance electronic components used in high-voltage power-conversion
systems. The company’s integrated circuits and diodes enable compact,
energy-efficient AC-DC power supplies for a vast range of electronic products
including mobile devices, TVs, PCs, appliances, smart utility meters and LED
lights. CONCEPT IGBT driver systems enhance the efficiency, reliability and
cost of high-power applications such as industrial motor drives, solar and
wind energy systems, electric vehicles and high-voltage DC transmission. Since
its introduction in 1998, Power Integrations’ EcoSmart^® energy-efficiency
technology has prevented billions of dollars’ worth of energy waste and
millions of tons of carbon emissions. Reflecting the environmental benefits of
the company’s products, Power Integrations’ stock is included in the NASDAQ^®
Clean Edge^® Green Energy Index, The Cleantech Index^®, and the Ardour Global
Index^SM. For more information, including design-support tools and resources,
please visit www.powerint.com; visit Power Integrations’ Green Room for a
comprehensive guide to energy-efficiency standards around the world.

Power Integrations, EcoSmart, and the Power Integrations logo are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Power Integrations, Inc. Qualcomm and Bluetooth
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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