Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced its collaboration with Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, to deliver optimized charging solutions for USB Power Delivery (PD). Based on a Renesas USB Power Delivery Controller (PDC) and Diodes multi-mode active rectifier (AR), the companies’ reference design provides turnkey solutions for AC adapters and PD-capable chargers compliant with the USB PD open standard. The AC adapter solution will be exhibited at the Computex Taipei from June 3 to June 7, 2014 at booth # N0608, 4th floor of the Nangang exhibition hall in Taipei.
Charging mobile phones through USB connections has become the norm and demand for higher power charging has increased exponentially due to the mass adoption of tablets and ultrabook computers. In July 2012, the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) released the USB Power Delivery Specification to enhance power supply capability through USB cables up to 100W, providing a common standard for faster and safer charging of mobile devices.
Renesas has been a strong promoter of USB-IF since 1996. The company not only provides many USB silicon devices, but also dedicates its USB expertise to successfully launching “building block” solutions for numerous USB standards. Today, there are billions of USB devices in the world and the USB PD technology is anticipated to be an open industry standard that addresses the future charging needs and additional interface features required for next-generation mobile computing.
The solution to be showcased at Computex will provide ODMs and OEMs with a fast-to-market vehicle for mobile solutions and is expected to be deployed in 2015.
“We are pleased to work with Renesas to provide the industry with turnkey USB PD solutions. In addition to the PD-capable charger and AC adapter solution, Diodes will continue to develop discrete and analog products to enable other USB PD platforms,” said Francis Tang, Vice President, Worldwide Discrete Products, Diodes Incorporated. “By combining both companies' innovation and expertise, we will be able to realize USB Power Delivery in various applications and further expand new markets for USB charging.”
“We are pleased to share our USB Power Delivery controller expertise with Diodes for the development of turnkey solutions that help reduce time-to-market and power consumption, while offering the best-in-class cost performance,” said Terukazu Watanabe, Associate Chief of OA & ICT Business Division, Renesas Electronics Corporation. “Starting with AC adapter solutions, Diodes and Renesas will continue to work together as the industry leaders to expand USB Power Delivery offerings with the highest quality and significantly stable and safe charging systems that provide high value to our customers in consumer and portable electronics.”
Leadership in USB
As a member of the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) since 1996, Renesas (formerly NEC Electronics) has played a leading role both in defining USB standards and developing USB technology. In April 2000, the company (then NEC Electronics) launched the world's first USB 2.0-compliant host controller chip (uPD720100), the world's first USB 2.0-compliant hub controller chip (uPD720110) and an extensive lineup of other USB devices. Renesas has earned a reputation for delivering dedicated customer service and high quality. In May 2009, Renesas (then NEC Electronics) introduced the industry's first USB 3.0 xHCI host controller (uPD720200) and earned the first “Certified SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0)” certification from the USB-IF. With the robust and compliant design of uPD720200, Renesas contributed to the USB-IF certification tests, providing the organization with the host controller products as the platform for other USB 3.0 peripheral device certification.
About Diodes Incorporated
Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a Standard and Poor's SmallCap 600 and Russell 3000 Index company, is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets. Diodes serves the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets. Diodes' products include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices, functional specific arrays, single gate logic, amplifiers and comparators, Hall-effect and temperature sensors; power management devices, including LED drivers, AC-DC converters and controllers, DC-DC switching and linear voltage regulators, and voltage references along with special function devices, such as USB power switches, load switches, voltage supervisors, and motor controllers. Diodes’ corporate headquarters and Americas' sales office are located in Plano, Texas. Design, marketing, and engineering centers are located in Plano; San Jose, California; Taipei, Taiwan; Manchester, England; and Neuhaus, Germany. Diodes’ wafer fabrication facilities are located in Kansas City, Missouri and Manchester, with four manufacturing facilities located in Shanghai, China, and two joint venture facilities located in Chengdu, China, as well as manufacturing facilities located in Neuhaus and Taipei. Additional engineering, sales, warehouse, and logistics offices are located in Fort Worth, Texas; Taipei; Hong Kong; Manchester; Shanghai; Shenzhen, China; Seongnam-si, South Korea; Suwon, South Korea; Tokyo, Japan; and Munich, Germany, with support offices throughout the world. For further information, including SEC filings, visit Diodes’ website at http://www.diodes.com.
About Renesas Electronics America Inc.
Renesas Electronics America, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), the world's number one supplier of microcontrollers and a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions, and a broad range of analog and power devices. More information about the products offered by Renesas Electronics America can be found at http://am.renesas.com/.