Monday, November 7, 2011

Qi Wireless Charging Standard Gains Momentum

Huawei and Visteon are the latest companies to join Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), which now has over 100 backers, including notables Energizer, HTC, LG, Verizon, Motorola, Nokia, Philips, Panasonic, Samsung, Sanyo, and, Sony-Ericsson.

The Wireless Power Consortium is promoting Qi as the global standard for wireless charging. Qi allows devices to be charged just by placing them on any Qi charging surface without connecting cords or wires.

"Since Qi launched just 15 months ago, our membership has quickly accelerated to 100, with companies introducing new Qi products that have wide-ranging competitive designs and features," said WPC Promotion Work Group Chair Camille Tang. "Consumer and OEM needs for convenience and design flexibility drive Qi's vibrant innovation roadmap, which delivers increasing product choices for people – whether at home, work, in the car, or when traveling at airports."

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