Active-Semi expands support for USB Type-C, USB-PD and Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 2.0 applications with 7 new DC-DC power management ICs

Fully integrated ACT4525, ACT4526, ACT4527, ACT4528, and ACT4529 DC-DC converters and reference designs provide high performance, easy-to-use, small footprint single-IC solutions for applications such as car chargers, mobile devices and laptops

DALLAS, - November 19, 2015 - (BUSINESSWIRE) - Active-Semi, Inc. ( announced today further expansion of their high-power DC-DC power management IC portfolio with the ACT452x family of ICs to support USB Type-C, USB-PD and Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 2.0/3.0 based end-products and applications. The ACT4525/26/27/28 and ACT4529 ICs offer single-IC solutions for up to 36W of maximum power and provide customers with proven turnkey solutions for reduced time to market. Reducing system footprint by as much as 40%, and with advanced integrated features for USB auto-detect and built-in QC 2.0 decoder these ICs offer the lowest cost solution. The ACT452x family of ICs can also work with additional load switch controllers to provide augmented functionality in end-products. Target applications include car chargers (CLAs), mobile and laptop applications, and peripherals that interface with these devices.

"We are excited at the new offerings in our portfolio of scalable and highly efficient power management controllers for USB Type-C, USB-PD and Qualcomm® QC 2.0/3.0 applications," says Dr. Hong Mao, Director of DC/DC Products. "These ICs along with the reference designs and evaluation kits greatly accelerate our customers’ product development cycle and market release in the rapidly growing USB Type-C applications market."

"Active-Semi's new line of ACT452x DC-DC converters offer a high level of integration that will enable the rapid development of car charging solutions for the widely varied portable device charging market," said Cameron Boone, Senior Electrical Engineer at Griffin Technology. "Griffin is a primary player in this market, and we are confident Active-Semi's new line of converters will offer unique solutions for our development of future products."

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Founded in 2004 in Silicon Valley and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Active-Semi is a rapidly emerging leader in multi-billion dollar power management and intelligent digital motor drive IC markets. The company's portfolio of analog and mixed signal SoCs are scalable core platforms used in charging, powering and embedded digital control systems for industrial, commercial and consumer equipment end-applications. Active-Semi offers Power Application Controllers™ (PAC™), DC-DC, AC-DC and ActivePMU™ products that significantly reduce solution size and cost, improve system reliability, and shorten system development cycle-time by over 50 percent.

Active-Semi has shipped over 1.5 billion ICs to-date. Active-Semi is a multi-national company with 155 patents granted and pending. Active-Semi International Inc. is a Cayman Island corporation backed by leading Venture Capital firms, including, USVP, Tenaya Capital, LG and LDV Partners. More information at

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