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Jun 19, 2018
New Wireless Power Consortium survey highlights growing consumer purchase intent and use of wireless charging at home and other locations
Piscataway, New Jersey - June 19, 2018 - Consumer adoption of wireless charging technology has increased dramatically, according to a new survey conducted by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), which highlights a broad level of interest in wireless charging from consumers compared to a similar survey conducted last year.
The survey, which gauged perceptions and experiences of wireless charging among more than 1,600 consumers from the U.S., UK, Germany and China, indicated high levels of interest in seeing wireless charging beyond the home and car deployed in places including hotels, airports and coffee shops.
As the creator of the global standard for wireless charging called Qi (pronounced "chee"), the WPC and its nearly 570 member companies have sparked dramatic growth over the last year. There are now nearly 1,750 Qi-Certified products available at retailers, and Qi chargers are installed at thousands of public locations globally.
Key survey findings:
"On top of broader awareness, it is clear there is heightened consumer demand and interest in Qi wireless charging as an easy and safe way to remain powered up throughout the day," said Menno Treffers, WPC chairman. "This new survey shows that consumers want wireless charging in more places than just their home and car. They would also like to see it at restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, travel lounges and on planes and trains so they have convenient access to top-up and extend their device battery life. With the momentum by our global ecosystem, we believe Qi is the universal charging method to conveniently power smartphones and new consumer electronics devices in a safe and reliable way."
About the Wireless Power Consortium
Established in 2008, the Wireless Power Consortium is an open, collaborative standards development group of more than 570 company members around the globe. WPC's members include Aircharge, Apple, ASUS, Belkin, Bosch, Canon, ConvenientPower, Dell, Delphi, Google, Haier, Huawei, IKEA, Lenovo, LG, MediaTek, mophie, NXP, Panasonic, Royal Philips, Samsung, Sony, TDK, Verizon Wireless and Xiaomi.
These companies -- large and small competitors and ecosystem partners, from all parts of the industry and all parts of the globe -- collaborate for a single purpose: to design and evolve the world's most useful, safe and efficient standard for wireless power. For more information, visit www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com.
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