Samsung and Qualcomm announced yesterday at the CTIA (International Association for the Wireless Telecommunications Industry) conference their interest in expanding into wireless technology, by joining other companies in the industry to form the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP).
The new alliance will be focused "on a new wireless power transfer technology that provides spatial freedom for charging of electrical devices in cars, on tabletops and for multiple devices simultaneously," as explained on A4WP's site.
Launched on 8 May, alliance members were given the chance to debate the industry's future and list its current opportunities. Experts point out that wireless power can potentially boost the user's convenience and improve the experience of consumer devices.
In order to function properly, the wireless charging infrastructure must be deployed in homes and offices. Even when travelling, users need to know they can access wireless charging points without worrying about device compatibility.
Derek Aberle, Executive Vice President and Group President, Qualcomm, used the opportunity to highlight the fact that his company is already a leader in providing innovative solutions. "Qualcomm is delighted to be involved in this dynamic initiative," he has added.