According to a recent survey from the telecommunications industry trade group CTIA, there are now more smartphones, laptops and wireless tablets in the United States than there are people. In fact, these devices now number at 395.9 million, which equates to roughly 1.2 wireless devices per U.S. citizen.
This isn’t just a trend stateside, as wireless devices are proliferating globally now that connectivity on a mass-scale is on the verge of becoming a reality. Cisco’s annual mobile data forecast, for instance, found that global mobile data traffic has grown practically 400-million-fold over the past decade and a half, with that momentum only to continue as we approach 2020. At this rate, Cisco predicts that there will be at least 5.5 billion mobile users – 70 percent of the global population – by the end of the decade, with more than 11.6 billion mobile-connected devices sharing the airwaves.
With almost every individual in the developed world relying on one of these wireless devices to stay connected in the years to come, powering them is now more critical than ever. The implications of keeping these devices up and running affects all segments of the worldwide population – from enabling toddlers to engage with early education apps on their parent’s tablets to business professionals needing enough battery life to close an important deal while on the road. Therefore, it’s important for the companies advancing wireless technology to work with the leaders in power management to help meet these lofty forecasts for 2020 and beyond.
We are that leading player in the global fast charging market, as our AC/DC RapidCharge™ ICs can be found in roughly 70 percent of all mobile devices used worldwide, supporting more protocols than any other supplier. And with the latest Internet of Things (IoT) advances calling for an even greater surge in the number of devices that require almost ubiquitous battery life, we’re committed to staying at the forefront of innovation to enable higher efficiency, faster charging for future generation smartphones and adapters.
That’s why we’re inviting developers from across Asia and the world to join us for two Charging Day conferences on June 27 and 29, where our engineers will be on hand to share and demonstrate our complete RapidCharge™ product portfolio. This includes insights into our partnership with Energous, a company revolutionizing wireless charging for the age of IoT and our innovative use of GaN and the future of universal adapters.
Join us at the Westin Shenzhen Nanshan on Tuesday, June 27th, or at the Le Meridien Taipei on Thursday, June 29th to speak with our experts and see how we’ll continue to steer the future of fast charging.