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Skyworks Solutions Aids Faster Charging of EVs

Chip Giant Among OC Firms at CES in Las Vegas

Irvine-based chipmaker Skyworks Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: SWKS) brought some welcome news for electric vehicle owners to the CES tech and electronics show in Las Vegas: new devices to shorten the time to recharge increasingly popular electric-powered cars and other vehicles.

The EV-focused products and other Skyworks innovations were highlighted at the annual show, which ran from Jan. 5-8 and drew about 115,000 visitors, according to reports.

The chipmaker’s new Si89x line—a mix of analog amplifiers, voltage sensors and delta-sigma modulator (DSM) devices—are “designed to provide an accurate, precise measurement of current and voltage, which allows for accelerated electric automotive charging,” said Brian Mirkin, vice president and general manager of power products at Skyworks Solutions.

The steadily growing popularity of EVs among consumers has created a market reportedly approaching $400 billion.

“Accurate current and voltage measurement in telecom power supply equipment results in increased efficiency and allows for detailed monitoring, resulting in reduced cost, less downtime and improved system management,” the company said.

Skyworks is Orange County’s third-largest publicly listed company by market cap, which totaled $16.4 billion as of Jan. 12.

Here is a look at two other OC-based companies that made news at CES, both for their new offerings and on-site presence:

Titan HST

CES used Titan HST of Newport Beach as the on-site security app and platform at the show earlier this month.

The company offered the app to convention goers who could simply download and use the Titan app, QR code, or platform to submit tips, call venue security and/or receive emergency and critical alerts.

“We are extremely proud to support CES as they leverage Titan HST to streamline communications, prevent disruptive situations from occurring and reduce emergency response time during the heavily trafficked, four-day convention,” said Vic Merjanian, founder and CEO of the company.

The system reduces emergency response time on average by 50%. The system’s features include simple enrollment, enhanced geofencing to pinpoint where assistance is needed and multilingual, real-time translation.

HyperX

HyperX, the Fountain Valley gaming gear company that was sold to HP Inc. by Kingston Technology Inc. in 2021 presented HX3D, a new program bringing gamers a range of ways to customize and personalize their favorite gear. The system uses HP’s 3D printing technology.

HyperX previewed examples of personalized keyboards, headsets, mice and other gaming products during CES.

“We know gamers love customization, spending a lot of time and effort to update all kinds of in-game items,” said Daniel Kelley, global head of marketing.

HyperX also showcased Clutch Gladiate, the company’s first Xbox-certified gaming controller as well as the new series of Pulsefire Haste 2 gaming mice.

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Kevin Costelloe
Kevin Costelloe
Tech reporter at Orange County Business Journal
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