As a world leader in the development of wireless platforms and semiconductors, ST-Ericsson is right at the forefront of the drive to extend the battery lives of increasingly power-hungry mobile phones, tablets and other handheld devices.
One of the key considerations for consumers choosing a portable device is how long it will operate before it needs to be re-charged. Mobile phones based on ST-Ericsson’s platforms, which incorporate advanced power management technologies, can now offer several weeks of stand-by time, half-a-day of talk-time or more than 100 hours of music playback time on one charge.
Consumers are also looking for smartphones, in particular, to support high-definition video recording, HD video streaming, online gaming and other rich multimedia applications. To meet this demand, the latest smartphones are equipped with powerful application processors, high-resolution displays and high-speed modems. Without power-management technologies, this advanced hardware would quickly drain a handset’s battery.