"The evolutionary nature of mobile requires an evolutionary approach to standards, especially for wireless charging," said Ron Resnick, President, AirFuel Alliance. "In 2017, we're going to see more change and growth. Resonant technology is moving from next-generation to now, delivering faster charging speeds and better spatial freedom. RF is proving itself a superior solution for wearables and IoT. We're going to see more adoption of newer technologies and some transitioning – all in the name of giving businesses and consumers the solutions they want and need. And AirFuel and its members will be at the forefront."
At CES, AirFuel members will debut new products based on AirFuel specifications – for example, Dell Latitude 7285 2-in-1 laptop, incorporating WiTricity resonant wireless charging. "We're excited to be ushering in 2017 without wires," said Neil Hand, VP of Product Strategy and Innovation, Dell. "Users want freedom from cords, plain and simple, and Dell, WiTricity and AirFuel are delivering. Our soon-to-be released Dell Latitude 7285 is a game-changing 2-in-1 laptop that provides a great 'no-wires' experience -- combining the world's first wireless charging 2-in-1 keyboard, a simple charging mat and WiGig wireless dock. The Latitude 7285 lets users dock and charge while they work or play, then head to a meeting, and back to their desk again without having to plug or unplug any wires. It represents a revolution in wireless charging and an exciting new user experience."
This past year, AirFuel attracted new members across the consumer electronics, semiconductor, design and manufacturing, and automotive industries. AirFuel also added new Board members Dell and Energous contributing to the organization's scope and expertise. These members have helped establish new task forces including one focused exclusively on wireless charging for PCs (speeding development by embedding technology and driving down costs) and another for wearables. In 2017, AirFuel will continue to grow the ecosystem to help members take full advantages of critical wireless charging solutions now and in the future.
AirFuel is expanding. In 2016, the Alliance opened a new office in India – a growing mobile tech hub – to better support companies in that region and leverage the innovation being created throughout Asia-Pacific. In 2017, the Alliance has plans to expand even further, with more offices globally.
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 170 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.
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SOURCE AirFuel Alliance