STMicroelectronics Faster Charging Chip

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) is a global semiconductor leader.

STMicroelectronics serves the spectrum of electronics applications.  STM announced the introduction of one of the world’s first #chips to support the latest industry standard for faster wireless charging.

Nowadays, people are using their smartphones and tablets so intensively that many need to top up battery power several times a day.  However, with #wireless charging, users don’t need to carry the charger or a bulky power bank.  Instead, with the STMicroelectronics solution they will be able to charge their electronic devices as fast as with a cable.

Major mobile manufacturers are committing to wireless charging by joining the industry alliances and launching compatible products.

To enable this, the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has introduced the Extended Power profile for faster charging.  WPC manages the Qi specification.  This is a widely adopted industry standard.

Furthermore, by raising the maximum charging power from 5W to 15W, this new profile enables devices to be charged up to three times more quickly.

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