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Over the next decade, the most vibrant Wireless Power Transmission (WPT) markets will involve the contactless charging of portable and mobile equipment, in particular consumer electronics and electric vehicles and this is the focus of this report. These two aspects go together because the technology is similar, some proposed standards overlap and some suppliers seek to serve both markets.
Later, this will lead to contactless power for a high proportion of static consumer, industrial and military electronics. For now, it primarily concerns wireless charging of lithium-ion batteries in portable consumer electronics and in land, water and airborne electric vehicles, particularly cars, both hybrid and pure electric. These travel considerable distances and ready availability of standard, convenient ie contactless, charging capability is key to their widespread adoption. To the user of consumer electronics, this is particularly driven by the ever greater functionality and longer hours of use of mobile phones calling for frequent charging, given that the batteries are not improving fast enough.
Consumer electronics has a very powerful driver towards contactless charging in the form of the extreme inconvenience of the proliferation of electrically charged products each with an incompatible charging power supply, three to four billion units being made every year - a potential market for wireless charging pairs of up to ten billion dollars yearly, given market growth and an allied market of wireless power to electronic and electric consumer products that do not need charging. Similarly, there is a large unmet demand for wireless charging of vehicles, so the driver avoids the inconvenience, dirtiness and danger of having to get out of the vehicle to plug in something during bad weather or dangerous neighbourhoods. Many prefer not to handle heavy electrical equipment.
IDTechEx forecasts the number, unit value and market value of this charging equipment for 2012-2022, including separately the Levels 1-3 of charging speed for vehicles. The forecasts reflect a full consideration of the many market drivers. Unusually, the report evaluates the many negatives delaying market growth not just the positives that are the focus of previous reports on this subject that tend to substitute enthusiasm for reality. The technology options, suppliers and their successes and challenges, standards activities and the influence of related technologies such as metamaterials, printed electronics and printed electrics are considered. The relevant needs of the consumer packaged goods industry are considered as it becomes electronic. 24 tables and 45 figures pull this together, with 42 suppliers and their partnerships profiled in this 145 page report containing glossary and appendices.
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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS2. INTRODUCTION2.1. What is Wireless Power Transmission (WPT)?3. TECHNOLOGIES3.1. Device power consumption3.2. WPT past present and future3.3. What WPT encompasses3.4. Charging levels3.5. Options for short range inductive coupling3.6. Radio Frequency RF3.7. Radio frequency UHF3.8. Ambient energy harvesting3.9. Duke University3.10. Microwave and laser beams3.10.1. The laser and microwave alternatives4. STANDARDS4.1. Wireless Power Consortium4.2. The purpose of the Wireless Power Consortium4.3. Progress in adopting the standards4.4. Consumer Electronics Association4.5. Contacted power supply standard in the European Union4.6. Contacted power supply standard in the People's Republic of China4.7. Contacted power supply standard in South Korea5. ORGANISATIONS WIRELESSLY POWERING TRADITIONAL ELECTRONICS5.1.1. AMIMON5.1.2. Dell USA5.1.3. Energizer USA5.1.4. Fulton Innovation USA5.1.5. Haier Group USA5.1.6. Hewlett Packard5.1.7. Intel USA5.1.8. Isis Innovation Ltd5.1.9. KI USA5.1.10. Leggett & Pratt USA5.1.11. Marconi Circuit Technology Corporation USA5.1.12. Mojo Mobility USA5.1.13. Nokia Finland5.1.14. Philips Netherlands5.1.15. Powermat USA5.1.16. PureEnergy Solutions USA5.1.17. Qualcomm USA5.1.18. Research in Motion USA5.1.19. Rohm USA5.1.20. RTX Consumer Products Hong Kong5.1.21. Sanyo Japan5.1.22. Seiko Epson Corporation Japan5.1.23. Texas Instruments USA5.1.24. Wipower USA6. POWERING CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS CPG6.1. The need for WPT with CPG6.1.1. Bundesdruckerei Germany6.1.2. Fulton Innovation USA6.1.3. Poly IC Germany6.1.4. Schreiner PrinTronics Germany6.1.5. Toppan Forms Japan7. CHARGING ELECTRIC VEHICLES7.1. History of vehicle charging7.2. Company profiles7.2.1. Car Charging Group: parking bumper charging7.2.2. Conductix-Wampfler Italy7.2.3. Energy Dynamics Laboratory USA7.2.4. Evatran USA7.2.5. HaloIPT New Zealand7.2.6. Korea Advanced Institute of Technology7.2.7. Magna-Charge USA7.2.8. Nissan Japan7.2.9. Presidio Graduate School USA7.2.10. RRC Germany7.2.11. Siemens-BMW7.2.12. Singapore A*STAR7.2.13. Utah State University USA7.2.14. Volvo and Flanders Drive Sweden, Belgium7.2.15. WiTricity and Partners USA8. GLOBAL MARKET FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE8.1. Ten year forecasts8.2. Pricing information8.3. Forecasts of Level 1, 2 & 38.4. Examples of expenditure in China8.5. Market beyond cars8.6. Vehicle projections by type8.7. Market drivers for charging stations9. MARKET FORECASTS9.1. WPT Forecasts 2012-20229.2. Market by region9.2.1. Technology road mapAPPENDIX 1: GLOSSARYAPPENDIX 2: IDTECHEX PUBLICATIONS AND CONSULTANCYAPPENDIX 3: INTRODUCTION TO METAMATERIALSAPPENDIX 4: INTRODUCTION PRINTED ELECTRONICS
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