In­tel takes fur­ther steps to­ward wire­less charg­ing

The China Post - - TAIWAN BUSINESS -

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.

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