Lion Semiconductor, Inc. today announced it is working with Renesas Electronics Corporation to develop ultra high-speed wireless charging solutions with up to 50W for use in flagship smartphones and other mobile devices. This work was driven by the growing demand for high-speed wireless charging as a standard feature in smartphones.
The Lion Semiconductor and Renesas reference design will help enable smartphone OEMs to quickly and cost effectively implement ultra-fast wireless charging on flagship smartphones, expanding the reach of wireless power technology. The solution combines Lion Semiconductor's high efficiency switched-capacitor DC-DC converter with Renesas's high voltage wireless charger IC, enabling smartphones to wirelessly charge efficiently at ultra-high speeds with low heat dissipation.
"Renesas is committed to enabling our customers to develop leading-edge wireless charging solutions. Through our collaboration with Lion for a higher power solution, consumers will enjoy the fast wireless charging experience on their next-generation 5G smartphones and other high-performance portable devices," said Amit Bavisi, Vice President of Wireless Power, Mobility Infrastructure and IoT Power Business Division at Renesas.
"Lion Semiconductor develops market leading high efficiency switched-capacitor charger ICs for fast charging. Working with Renesas will help give more customers access to fast, high efficiency wireless charging experience," said Wonyoung Kim, CEO of Lion Semiconductor.