Integrated Device Technology has announced at the Intel Developer Forum that it is working closely with Intel on the development of wireless charging solutions to accelerate the delivery and adoption of the nascent technology. Working with silicon and solutions in wireless charging, the two companies expect to bring a new generation of wireless capabilities that make charging consumer products easier than ever. Based on magnetic resonance technology, these capabilities will enable the charging of multiple devices simultaneously and through chargers built into objects such as tabletops. This collaboration is the latest step in IDT’s drive to deliver relief from the worry of running out of power, the clutter of wires, and the need to travel with chargers.
The two companies, both board members of the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), will define, design and manufacture next-generation solutions that comply with the A4WP magnetic resonance standard. The new technology will offer the ability to charge both lower and higher power devices, from wearables and phones to tablets and PCs. The companies expect to have their technology in products in 2015.
“Intel’s ‘No Wires’ vision will free consumers of dealing with power cables and deliver the easiest, most convenient way to charge all their devices, at home, at work and on the go,” said Sanjay Vora, vice president and GM of User Experiences for Intel. “We are excited to have IDT partner with us on bringing A4WP-based wireless charging to the market quickly and successfully.”
“Intel and IDT together will deliver a new level of wireless charging capabilities to an increasingly un-wired world,” said Arman Naghavi, vice president and general manager of the Analog and Power Division at IDT. “Working closely together, we are fundamentally changing the way people power up their devices.”