Intel Backs Wireless Charging
Intel has been pumping money into wireless charging technology and recently, the company put together a presentation in Singapore at the Intel Future Showcase. The presentation gave an outline of the company’s strategy for wireless charging for the future. The plans seemingly include the now famous Qi wireless charging technology.
Intel is supporting the release of the Rezence wireless charging standard as part of the Alliance For Wireless Power (A4WP) platform. Rezence is aimed at providing up to 50 watts of power without the use of cables while charging multiple devices at one go. By doing so, there should be more freedom to enable tabletops to become wireless charging surfaces instead of current charging mats or pads.
With this increase power transfer, power will be provided to computers and other gadgets that need charging via the charging standard. Hence, the days of constantly changing batteries will be gone. The amount of power cables needed will most probably be decrease with the results of using the charging standard.
Intel’s plan of action to market the Rezence wireless charging the same way WiFi is being marketed to the public at large. The first Intel will do is manage experience zone to show off the abilities of wireless charging in a certain controlled area. After this has been executed, Intel will launch a partner lead experience which revolves around involving OEMs into the A4WP group to allow full and wide release of the wireless charging technology.
Around 150 companies have jumped on to be manufacturing partners of the A4WP. The big names on the list include HP, LG and Samsung. How will the A4WP stand up against the popular Qi wireless charging standard is still unknown. The upper hand the platform does have is the fact its competitor only support charging up to 5W.
Intel is planning to push its plan into motion starting 2015. Here’s hoping that the company actually manages to materialize this vision regarding wireless charging so that it brings to the consumers optimum convenience.
Source: Low Yat