The standards battle for short-range, inductive charging, and the early steps to resonant charging between the Wireless Power Consortium (Qi branded) and AirFuel is largely mitigated by multi-mode receivers, which are already leading shipments from market leaders like IDT. To supplement wireless charging in the meantime, numerous companies are advancing today's battery technology through enhancements to existing Li-ion technology. Some, like portable fuel cell leader MyFC, even offer end users added flexibility and portability when charging their devices through methods like off-grid charging. But as wireless charging steps to the forefront of this market, the competitive landscape will focus less on competing technologies and more on the growing number of applications and use cases.
"Inductive and resonant charging remain the best wireless charging options for now, with shipments clearing one billion by 2019," concludes Inouye. "Wire-free charging still has many questions to answer in the market. Energous looks like it will be the first company to start commercializing its claims, as it already secured the early critical licensees necessary to bring the products to market. It will debut short-range charging products that targets wearables to help seed the market before it expands to longer range solutions."
These findings are from ABI Research's Battery, Fuel Cell, and EH (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/product/1024756-battery-fuel-cell-and-eh/). This report is part of the company's Wearables & Devices sector (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/practice/wearables-devices/), which includes research, data, and analyst insights.
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