Huawei and Visteon Join WPC to support Qi Wireless Charging Standard

The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) announced that
their membership number marked 100 companies when Huawei, Chinese telecom
major, and Visteon, a global automotive parts supplier joined WPC in October.

Huawei is one of the world’s top five manufacturers of Android – based phones and a leader in the mobile device industry.

includes members like Energizer, HTC, LG, Verizon, Motorola, Nokia, Philips,
Panasonic, Samsung, Sanyo, and, Sony-Ericsson. These companies have joined
hands to support Qi global standard for wireless charging by introducing compatible wireless charging products.

Qi allows devices to be charged just by placing them on any
Qi charging surface without connecting cords or wires and ensures wireless
charging interoperability between any Qi-enabled device and any Qi charger,
regardless of manufacturer.

WPC Promotion Work Group Chair Camille Tang said, “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.”

“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
travelling at airports,” Tang added.

Christian Feltgen, Visteon global director, cockpit
electronic technologies said, “We see a real opportunity for compatible
wireless power in the automotive market.”

By Team

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