Huawei and Visteon Join Wireless Power Consortium in Support for QI Wireless Charging Standard

November 14, 2011 by Jeff Shepard

The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) announced its membership has grown to 100 companies with the recent additions of Huawei and Visteon Corp. Huawei, a mobile handset manufacturers, and Visteon, a global automotive parts supplier, both joined WPC in October.

WPC members include well-known companies like Energizer, HTC, LG, Verizon, Motorola, Nokia, Philips, Panasonic, Samsung, Sanyo, and, Sony-Ericsson. Member companies have come together to support Qi, the global standard for wireless charging, through the introduction of compatible wireless charging products.

Qi allows devices to be charged just by placing them on any Qi charging surface without connecting cords or wires. Qi offers simplicity, convenience, and flexibility by ensuring wireless charging interoperability between any Qi-enabled device and any Qi charger, regardless of manufacturer or brand.

"Since Qi launched just 15 months ago, our membership has quickly accelerated to 100, with companies introducing new Qi products that have wide-ranging competitive designs and featrues," said WPC Promotion Work Group Chair Camille Tang. "Consumer and OEM needs for convenience and design flexibility drive Qi’s vibrant innovation roadmap, which delivers increasing product choices for people – whether at home, work, in the car, or when travelling at airports."

Available in over 140 countries, Huawei products and solutions today serve more than one-third of the world’s population. The company is one of the world’s top five manufacturers of Android-based phones and a leader in the mobile device industry.

Visteon is a leading global automotive supplier of a full range of electronics products that control critical vehicle systems and connect people to their vehicles and the world around them.

"We see a real opportunity for compatible wireless power in the automotive market," said Christian Feltgen, Visteon global director, cockpit electronic technologies. "We’re committed to integrating new wireless charging enabled devices in automobiles and look forward to progressing this expanding market."