Integrated Device Technology, Inc. develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers’ applications. IDT’s market-leading products in RF, high-performance timing, memory interface, real-time interconnect, optical interconnect, wireless power and smart sensors are among the company’s broad array of complete mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing, consumer, automotive and industrial segments. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing, sales facilities and distribution partners throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” Below is our interview with Sailesh Chittipeddi, Ph.D. Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Chief Technology Officer at Integrated Device Technology, Inc.:
Q: Can you give us more insights into your products?
A: IDT has three primary business units:
A) The Computing and Communications Business Unit consists of three product lines: one focused on memory interface products, one for optical interconnects and a third for rapid interconnect solutions, which encompasses our foray into mmWave base-band technologies. The memory interface products group provides leading edge products including data buffers and registers for both enterprise DRAM modules as well as storage class memories. They also provide temperature sensors and power-management solutions for enterprise SSDs. The Optical Interface Product Group offers products to address telecommunications and data-center markets. They offer a wide range of drivers, TIAs and other solutions to address the migration occurring in both data center and telecom markets from 10G to 100G and 400G.
B) The Mass-Market Business Unit encompasses a broad portfolio of products addressing mass-markets as well as focused selective applications in RF and timing for networking and communications applications. The Wireless Charging and Sensing Product Line, which is one of our faster growing organic product lines, offers solutions to address the smart-phone and other mass markets. The Timing Product Line offers one of the broadest, most flexible and programmable portfolios in the industry, leveraging IDT’s historical strengths in this area. Additionally this group also addresses the timing and synchronization product needs of selected telecommunications and networking customers. The RF Product Line, which has been organically developed, offers switches, VGAs, DSAs and mixers among other products to support the needs of wireless customers, currently in the sub 6GHz space. One of the emerging areas of focus in this group is mmWave RF activity, including beamforming technologies for satcom applications
C) The Automotive and Industrial Business Unit is another business unit that has shown recent healthy growth. This business unit was formed with the acquisition of ZMDI based in Dresden, Germany. It has the broadest portfolio of sensor signal conditioning (SSC) solutions to address a wide variety of sense-element-based module needs ranging from pressure to temperature to humidity to gas to flow sensing. Additionally, it offers SSCs for both resistive and capacitive bridge applications. For selected industrial customers only and in partnership with sense element companies, this team is expanding its presence into offering additional value-added solutions for its customers. Additionally IDT offers its more traditional standard products including a variety of SRAM and other memories as well as PCIe switches and re-timers.
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Q: What makes Integrated Device Technology a good choice?
A: IDT brings four main competencies that allow it to tailor solutions to meet customer needs. These are in timing, power-management (selectively), sensor signal conditioning and interconnect technologies. This allows most of our solutions to be relatively processor agnostic and yet provide a key-element of analog mixed signal expertise that few others companies can match unless they have a significantly larger scale. IDT is one of the few companies that is well poised to address the major technological inflections emerging in the next few years:
a) Migration to 4.5G/5G and associated disruptions
b) Ubiquitous sensing and actuation
c) Disaggregation of the networking and computing models
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Q: What are your plans for the next six months?
A: IDT’s strategic direction is fairly well set for the foreseeable future. Our new products continue to gain significant traction in the market place. For IDT, it is all about expanding its opportunity gate and design-in pipeline and executing on the opportunities in front of it. We are excited about the upcoming technological changes emerging over the next few years and are well-poised to capitalize on them.