With the continued rise in the use of electronic devices and
smart phones, product designers these days are facing challenges to
incorporate advanced features in the handsets that are driven by
high-capacity batteries. Consequently, semiconductor and integrated
circuit manufacturers are increasingly focusing on introducing new
products in the market that will augment the efficiency of these
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Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc . ( FCS ) has joined the
bandwagon with its FAN54015 charger that allows charging electronic
devices through USB ports. The charger helps designers maintain
safety, accuracy, efficiency, and solution size for mobile devices
The FAN54015 is a single-cell Lithium-ion (Li-ion) charger that
can be used to charge devices like cell phones, smart phones,
tablets, gaming devices and digital cameras. It uses a highly
efficient eco-friendly, 3MHz DC-DC buck converter to reduce
charging time and moderate heat dissipation. Also, the battery's
float voltage can be programmed from 3.5V to 4.44V to support the
lithium battery technologies.
The FAN54015 device protects the battery and increases longevity,
expanding usage time for mobile devices. It supports battery
charging in three phases: pre-conditioning, constant current and
The charger minimizes charging time and solution cost. The device
is comparatively cooler than other devices and provides 94%
efficiency in USB-OTG (on-the-go) regulator.
Fairchild Semiconductor is a California-based company that
designs, develops, manufactures and markets highly efficient
semiconductors for multiple end market uses across the globe.
Fairchild Semiconductor operates under three segments and its
components are used in computers, telecommunications, automotive,
consumer and industrial applications. Fairchild Semiconductor
currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Other stocks in the semi-conductor industry worth mentioning are
SuperTex Inc ( SUPX ) with a Zacks
Rank #1 (Strong Buy) , Maxim Intg Pdts ( MXIM ) and On
Semicon Corp ( ONNN ), each with a
Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).