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2013-09-27 WPC's management adds Qualcomm, merger with A4WP possible
The addition of Qualcomm to the WPC's board of management has led to speculation that the consortium may soon merger with its rival, the Alliance for Wireless Power.
2011-09-29 WPC pushes wireless charging for cars
The WPC Automotive Application Group aims to advance automotive wireless charging solutions and applications.
2013-10-03 WPC member PowerbyProxi receives $4M from Samsung
The additional funds brings the total value of PowerbyProxi's Series C financing to over $9 million following an announcement that they have raised $5 million from TE Connectivity and Movac.
2012-11-21 Wireless power receiver pushes mobile charging
TI's bq51050B claims to give smartphone users a simpler, stress-free charging experience and help designers implement wireless power technology in places such as car consoles, charging pads and office furniture.
2013-10-30 Wireless power receiver from IDC targets portable apps
The IDTP9025 is a single-chip wireless power receiver aimed to meet the requirements of the WPC 1.1 specification, offering improved foreign object detection.
2013-09-13 Wireless power chip eases dev't of Qi charging stations
The bq500212A transmitter from TI allows designers to quickly take to market Qi-compliant wireless charge pads or stations that can operate from a USB port or 5V power adapter.
2015-03-19 Wireless charging to make headway in 2015
PowerbyProxi unveiled an evaluation kit that supports both Resonant Qi and Inductive Qi modes, enabling OEMs to integrate the WPCs Qi standard into their smartphones and other devices.
2012-12-13 Toshiba unveils Qi-compliant charging chipset
The Toshiba power transmitter and receiver chipset, TB6865FG and TB6860WBG, claim to reduce component count, board space and cost for mobile devices such as smartphones.
2015-02-16 Qi wireless power standard brings more features
The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) is making two draft specifications available to the consortium's members that extend the capabilities of the Qi wireless power standard.
2014-08-08 Qi seeks safety, efficiency over distance
Power is limited for safety reasons, and efficiency in longer-distance resonant chargers is low because there's a physical relationship between distance and efficiency.
2013-03-12 Multi-mode power circuits speed wireless power adoption
TI will continue to develop bqTESLA wireless power receiver and transmitter ICs that comply with existing and future versions of the Wireless Power Consortium Qi standard.
2014-03-12 Active-Semi rolls wireless mobile charging SoC sol'n
The PAC5220WP claims to offer a unique configurable architecture that integrates all the functionality required to implement the most sophisticated wireless power applications into a single SoC.
2012-08-21 Qi-certified products reach 100
The Wireless Power Consortium announced that the 100th product is a Qi transmitter developed by Convenient Power Hong Kong, one of the founding members of the WPC.
2013-10-10 IDT takes on wireless power market with dual-mode solution
IDT's dual-mode solution can automatically switch between WPC and PMA protocols and negotiate the power exchange without user supervision.
2015-06-03 3 becomes 2: Wireless power bodies A4WP, PMA announce merger
A4WP and PMA, two of the three major wireless charging standard groups, announced their plans to merge are official, leaving behind WPC's Qi platform as the sole alternative.
2014-07-22 2W wireless power receiver takes on wearable devices
The chip has a solution size requirement of less than 30mm2 and is fully compliant with the Wireless Power Consortium's (WPC-1.1) standards.
2011-08-22 Wireless power transmitter IC cuts size by half
TI has launched the bq500210 that offers a complete Qi-compliant wireless power solution and reduces design costs.
2011-08-12 Wireless power market to hit $4.5B by 2016
The global wireless power market will post 85.5 percent annual growth through 2016 resulting from a fired-up smartphone industry, says IMS Research.
2015-04-02 Wireless power industry to grow by leaps and bounds in 2015
IHS forecasts that global revenues for wireless power receivers and transmitters will grow to more than $1.7 billion in 2015.
2011-01-10 Wireless charging products show off standard
The Wireless Power Consortium announces the display of new products and prototypes using the universal wireless charging standard Qi at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show.
2012-03-19 Wireless charging of medical electronics
Here's a look at the benefits and drawbacks of wireless charging for medical devices.
2015-05-04 What's inside an Apple Watch?
The teardown of the Apple Watch Sport 38mm by IHS Technology shows a bill of materials of $81.20 with the cost of production rising to $83.70 when the $2.50 manufacturing expense is added.
2012-07-16 Vishay Intertechnology introduces new Rx coil for 5 V wireless charging circuitry
New device features high permeability shielding and efficiency greater than 70 %.
2012-06-01 Various techniques for wireless charging
Read about the promising techniques and ways for implementing wireless charging.
2004-10-25 Toshiba, NEC plan HD DVD notebooks in 2005
Toshiba Corp. and NEC Corp. said they are backing the HD DVD format over the rival Blu-ray Disc scheme, announcing plans here on Wednesday (Oct. 20) to launch new notebook computers in 2005 with HD DVD drives.
2014-01-24 TI wireless charging controller touts foreign object detection
TI's bq500412 controller, a wireless power transfer circuit with foreign object detection, allows designers to bring to market 3-coil, 5-V, and 12-V A6 charging stations compliant with the Wireless Power Consortium 1.1 specification.
2012-12-13 TI jumps on board Alliance for Wireless Power
TI backs Alliance for Wireless Power specification while still promising support for Wireless Power Consortium Qi standard.
2011-08-02 Taiwan testing lab offers Qi certification
Wireless Power Consortium and T?V Rheinland have launched a testing lab in Taiwan that will perform Qi wireless charging certification.
2015-03-06 Smart watch reference model speeds up device prototyping
The TZ1001 from Toshiba combines an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer and optical pulse sensor to enable smart watch designs for sport watch applications.
2013-06-25 Qualcomm powers up wireless charging initiative
Qualcomm has agreed to license its wireless charging technology, based on the A4WP specification into products for cars and office equipment, via Gill Electronics.
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