Intel takes further steps toward wireless charging
Intel Corp. said Tuesday at Computex Taipei that it will work with several partners, including a subsidiary of Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. ( ) , to bring its wireless charging solutions to market later this year.
Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, said it will collaborate with Foxconn Interconnect Technology Ltd. ( ) and other members of Alliance for Wireless Power ( A4WP), such as China’s Basecom Trading Co., Japan- based Kokuyo Co. and original design manufacturers BYD Co. and Primax Electronics Ltd.
Highlighting progress toward “a future of a completely wireless computing experience,” Intel said it is working with accessory maker Targus Inc. to deliver Rezence standard- based wireless charging solutions.
Intel had earlier announced an agreement with Chinese electronics manufacturer Electronics Group Co. to bring Rezence- driven wireless charging solutions to restaurants, hotels, cafes and airports in China later this year.
A4WP is an Intel- backed standards organization, whose “Rezence” magnetic resonance technology turns surfaces like tables into wireless charging stations and can charge multiple devices at once.
A4WP’s membership has more than doubled from last year to 135 currently, including some mobile industry leaders such as Qualcomm Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., as well as Taiwanese PC brands Asustek Computer Inc. ( ) and Acer Inc. ( ). A4WP merged with its rival wireless charging group Power Matters Alliance ( PMA) in January to create a new entity that will be named later this year.
Showgirls pose with Intel’s “Spider Dress,” center, yesterday at COMPUTEX Taipei 2015 (
). The Spider Dress, which was a collaborative effort by Intel and fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht, is a smart wearable created with 3D printing technology. Through monitoring of the wearer’s heartbeat and breathing, the dress can imitate a spider’s territorial instincts if the wearer feels threatened.