TOKYO, Japan and GRAZ, Austria – February 13, 2020 – Renesas Electronics Corporation
(TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Panthronics AG, a
fabless semiconductor company specializing in high performance wireless products, jointly
announced they are collaborating to bring best-in-class solutions to the consumer, industrial,
and Internet of Things (IoT) markets. The collaboration realizes technical leadership in
performance, size reduction, lower BOM and power consumption, while offering OEMs faster
time to market.
Renesas is pairing its wireless charging ICs with Panthronics’ near-field communications
(NFC) readers and controllers to accelerate adoption with a broader set of customers and
applications. Panthronics NFC solutions deliver highest power and connectivity for wireless
charging applications thanks to their patented sine wave driver architecture. Renesas delivers
cutting-edge wireless power solutions both for the receivers used in smartphones and other
applications, as well as the transmitters inside charging pads and automotive in-car
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Panthronics to deliver industry-leading wireless charging
paired with NFC connectivity for the explosive IoT market,” said Dr. Amit Bavisi, Vice
President of Renesas’ Wireless Charging Business Unit “ We believe that our combined
technical excellence and differentiated IP will allow us to design turn-key, smallest and highest
performance wireless power solutions, which our customers crave for their next-generation
IoT endpoint products.”
“This collaboration enables Renesas’ broad range of customers and expansive partner
ecosystem to directly benefit from our ground-breaking NFC solutions,” said Mark Dickson,
CMO of Panthronics. “The combination of Panthronics disruptive NFC products delivering
industry-best RF performance combines perfectly with Renesas’ best-in-class wireless
charging technology to leap ahead of all product solutions available today.”
Both companies are exploring further collaboration and integration opportunities with
Panthronics NFC products and Renesas microcontrollers, microprocessors, analog, power,
sensor and connectivity products.
Founded in 2014, Panthronics AG (PTX) is an established semiconductor products company
providing differentiated wireless silicon and software solutions designed from the ground up
for security and power applications.
About Renesas Electronics Corporation
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) delivers trusted embedded design innovation
with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to
enhance the way people work and live. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power,
and SoC products, Renesas provides comprehensive solutions for a broad range of
automotive, industrial, home electronics, office automation, and information communication
technology applications that help shape a limitless future. Learn more at renesas.com.
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