San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Semtech Debuts Multiple Device Charger

By Mark Madler Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Semtech Corp. unveiled an advanced version of its wireless charging product that can charge multiple mobile devices at the same time with just a single transmitter.

The Camarillo company debuted the improved LinkCharge charging platform on Tuesday at Mobile World Congress, a trade show for the mobile device industry in Barcelona.

LinkCharge can be used with headphones, hearing aids, electric toothbrushes, low-power industrial applications and low-power portable medical devices.

Ruwanga Dassanayake, power management product line manager for Semtech’s Power and High-Reliability Products Group, said the improved product brings flexibility and convenience to consumers.

“We recognized the need for a wireless charging technology that supports charging multiple devices at once, as consumers and retailers begin to expand their collections of wireless charging-equipped wearables, portable electronics and other low-power applications,” Dassanayake said in a prepared statement.

Shares of Semtech closed up 60 cents, or 1.8 percent, to $34.05 on the Nasdaq.