SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) today announced its membership has grown to 100 companies with the recent additions of Huawei and Visteon Corporation. Huawei, one of the world's largest mobile handset manufacturers, and Visteon Corporation, a global automotive parts supplier, both joined WPC in October.
WPC members include well-known companies like Energizer, HTC, LG, Verizon, Motorola, Nokia, Philips, Panasonic, Samsung, Sanyo, and, Sony-Ericsson. Member companies have come together to support Qi, the global standard for wireless charging, through the introduction of compatible wireless charging products.
Qi allows devices to be charged just by placing them on any Qi charging surface without connecting cords or wires. Qi offers simplicity, convenience, and flexibility by ensuring wireless charging interoperability between any Qi-enabled device and any Qi charger, regardless of manufacturer or brand.
"Since Qi launched just 15 months ago, our membership has quickly accelerated to 100, with companies introducing new Qi products that have wide-ranging competitive designs and features," said WPC Promotion Work Group Chair Camille Tang. "Consumer and OEM needs for convenience and design flexibility drive Qi's vibrant innovation roadmap, which delivers increasing product choices for people – whether at home, work, in the car, or when travelling at airports."
Available in over 140 countries, Huawei products and solutions today serve more than one-third of the world's population. The company is one of the world's top five manufacturers of Android-based phones and a leader in the mobile device industry.
Visteon is a leading global automotive supplier of a full range of electronics products that control critical vehicle systems and connect people to their vehicles and the world around them.
"We see a real opportunity for compatible wireless power in the automotive market," said Christian Feltgen, Visteon global director, cockpit electronic technologies. "We're committed to integrating new wireless charging enabled devices in automobiles and look forward to progressing this expanding market."
For more information about Qi and the WPC, please visit the Wireless Power Consortium website.
About Qi and the Wireless Power Consortium
Established 17 December 2008, the Wireless Power Consortium's mission is to establish Qi as the global standard for powering rechargeable electronic products. The more than 90 members of WPC include industry leaders in mobile phones, consumer electronics, batteries, semiconductors, components, wireless power technology and infrastructure such as wireless operators, furniture and automotive parts companies. Qi products are available in the United States, Asia, and Europe.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population. For more information, visit Huawei online: www.huawei.com. Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/huaweipress and YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/HuaweiPress
Visteon is a leading global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate, electronic, interior and lighting products for vehicle manufacturers. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Chelmsford, UK; the company has facilities in 27 countries and employs approximately 27,000 people. Learn more at www.visteon.com.
SOURCE Wireless Power Consortium