Intel, WiTricity Team Up in Wireless Charging

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Wireless charging developer WiTricity signs a technology licensing agreement with Intel, leading to the two companies working together to create wireless charging solutions for Intel devices.

Witricity charger The agreement hinges on Rezence, the wireless charging specification developed by the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP). Both Intel and WiTricity are A4WP board members, meaning the results of their relationship should trickle down to the rest of the alliance.

“Mobility has become central to all forms of computing, and wireless charging is becoming a necessity, not a luxury,” WiTricity says. "We look forward to helping Intel enable the industry to create a new generation of wirelessly-powered devices.”

The Rezence standard is based on non-radiative magnetic resonance technology and allows the simultaneous charging of multiple devices with different power requirements using a single transmitter, and "special freedom" for additional vertical range.

Meanwhile WiTricity already has wireless charging solutions handling anything from 10W for portable devices to up to 6kW for cars, and is currently working on 20kW support for bigger applications.

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