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Integrating wireless power and sensor
technology for highly programmable, flexible devices

Inspired by IDT's acquisition of ZMDI in December, the new chips will be ideal for wide range of consumer products.

Integrated Device Technology, Inc.® (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI) today announced that it is integrating its industry-leading wireless power products with recently acquired signal conditioning technology from its ZMDI acquisition to develop new families of highly programmable semiconductors. The new devices will target several key applications, including wearables, home-automation, industrial, instrumentation and medical products.

The products under development will integrate IDT's proven wireless power technology with signal conditioning products developed by engineers at ZMDI®, which IDT acquired in December.

"Many of the products that use sensing would also benefit from the ease of use that wireless power delivers," said Sailesh Chittipeddi, IDT's chief technology officer and vice president of Global Operations. "For several sensing applications that have a finite ability to retain a charge and either need replacement batteries or wired charging schemes, the ability to combine wireless charging with sensing opens the option to a wide array of applications, from implantable devices to home automation, wearables, industrial and instrumentation devices."

Both technologies share a common 32-bit embedded microcontroller core which can be used to program both the wireless power circuitry as well as the high-precision analog front-end circuits used in signal conditioning applications. This provides a significant level of differentiation and flexibility compared with products that currently exist in the marketplace. In addition to bringing greater flexibility, the integration can potentially lower bill of materials for development of these applications while shrinking the footprint

IDT in profile
Integrated Device Technology, Inc., develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers' applications. IDT uses its market leadership in timing, serial switching and interfaces, and adds analog and system expertise to provide complete application-optimized, mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing and consumer 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."

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