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2021 could be the year of 100W superfast charging phones

January 5, 2021


It seems that the smartphone world is moving steadily towards fast-charging tech. In 2020 we saw glimpses of this trend with Samsung announcing a pair of new Type-C power delivery (PD) controllers that provide up to 100 watts of power (20V / 5A). Xiaomi meanwhile showcased its own fast charging technology, called Mi Charge Turbo, again topping at 100W charging power.

A new report from Digitimes hints that in 2021 we may see this supercharge tech becoming more widespread. Unikorn Semiconductor will extend the production of GaN-on-Si chips for fast charging devices from 65W chips to 100W ones in second-half 2021, according to Lee Biing-jye, chairman of Epistar, the parent company of Unikorn.

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