BARCELONA, Spain, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile World Congress -- The AirFuel™ Alliance is welcoming 10 new members to its growing ranks, including consumer electronics manufacturers Huawei and Bose, and celebrating the launch of several new AirFuel-enabled wireless charging products and solutions. This growth in membership and commercialized products and solutions supports the continuing, widespread adoption of AirFuel's standards and the continued market momentum for a range of wireless charging technologies including inductive, resonant and RF.
AIrFuel members are focused on creating the technical specifications, product certification, and global interoperability needed to grow the wireless charging market and help consumers power up without plugging in. In the past few months, new members include Bose Corporation, GaN Systems, Gengee, Handeholder Products, Inc, Huawei, Metaboards, Ltd., Motorola Solutions, Redpine Signals, Inc., Shenzhen Hongizsheng Technology Co., and Zonecharge Wireless Power Technology Co. All have joined the Alliance and pledged their support for strengthening the open, wireless charging ecosystem AirFuel is creating. AirFuel members span the globe and represent consumer electronics, semiconductor, design and manufacturing, and automotive industries.
New Products & Solutions
Before and during Mobile World Congress 2017, AirFuel members have announced new products based on AirFuel inductive and resonant specifications, including:
Unlike products currently on the market that have been built around inductive charging technology (which have no spatial freedom) resonant-based solutions deliver spatial freedom and allow for the charging transmitter to be concealed, enabling multiple devices to be charged from one unit, at longer distances from the transmitter. This creates a true "furniture integrated" solution and delivers a better end-user experience and without drilling holes into the table top.
"This is going to be a watershed year for wireless charging," said Ron Resnick, President, AirFuel Alliance. "In addition to inductive, expect to see significant adoption of resonant wireless charging and the introduction of RF technology. The commercialization of wireless charging is not going to be driven by one company or one technology. At AirFuel, our members are working together to create an ecosystem that will support true, widespread adoption based upon best use case."
About AirFuel Alliance
AirFuel Alliance is an association dedicated to building a global wireless charging ecosystem based on best in industry inductive, resonant and future wireless charging technology. AirFuel Alliance's mission is to bring a diverse base of interoperable products to the global market that deliver the best wireless charging experience for consumers. Further, the Alliance continues to address future, non-magnetic technologies including RF, ultrasound and lasers that deliver power at a distance.
The organization membership is made up of over 150 leading technology and consumer electronics companies, including board of directors companies Dell, Duracell, Energous, Gill Electronics, MediaTek, ON Semiconductor, Powermat Technologies, Qualcomm Inc., Samsung Electronics, Semtech, Starbucks and WiTricity.