For Consumer / IoT
Our ICs achieve highly accurate and low supply current characteristics by CMOS analog technology. Small and highly accurate protection ICs facilitate your products to be safer than ever.
We have a wide lineup of battery protection ICs that include various protections such as Temperature Protection, Cell Balancing, Cascade Connection, Open-Wire Detection, and so on. Those protections are externally configurable, which makes the ICs meet the various needs of customers flexibly.
We have produced Li-ion battery protection ICs since the first appearance of Li-ion batteries in the mid-1990s.
We have a 17% global share*1 in the smartphone market, and large shipping records of each type of Li-ion battery protection ICs.（*1 According to internal investigation in 2018）
"Containing an IC in your battery?"A battery manufacturer asked us to develop a new IC for battery protection.It was in 1991, when Ni-Cd batteries had been widely used, Ni-MH batteries had appeared on the market, and in the same period of time Li-ion batteries had just come out in the market. The concept of "battery pack" had not been in common yet, so I was not able to have a clear picture of batteries including an IC.....Read More >
smartphones, smart watches, battery chargers (power banks), hearing aids, activity trackers, smartglasses
digital single-lens reflex cameras, digital video cameras, portable DVD players, laptop PCs, transceivers, battery chargers (power banks)
power tools, robot cleaners, E-bikes, pedelecs, mobility electric carts, self-balancing hoverboards, gardening tools, drones, ESS, UPS
laptop PCs, power tools, self-balancing hoverboards, E-bikes, robot cleaners