Intel and A4WP group working to bring wireless charging as standard in mobile devices by 2015
During the course of an Intel Satellite event at the Computex trade show in Taiwan on Wednesday, Intel revealed that it - along with the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) group - currently has efforts underway to bring wireless charging as standard in tablets, laptops, and smartphones by 2015.
Addressing the attendees of the Intel Satellite event at the Computex show, Kirk Skaugen - General Manager of Intel PC Client Group - said that Intel and theA4WP consortium are aiming to bring wireless charging as standard in mobile devices in Intel's next-generation Core processor after Broadwell.
The announcement implies that the A4WP consortium's current Rezence wireless charging specification will apparently be expanded in the near future, to offer up to 50 watts of power. The expansion of the Rezence wireless charging specification will pave the way for the charging of multiple devices - including tablets and laptops - with one single charger.
Since A4WP expects to finalize upgrades to the base Rezence wireless charging specification by the end of this year, the consortium will - as early as next year - have Rezence catering to different power requirements for powering tablets, laptops, and several other consumer electronics devices.
With Intel and the A4WP consortium aiming at the use of Rezence magnetic resonance technology to standardize wireless power transfer, it is evident that mobile devices will be able to do away with wired chargers, with simultaneous charging of multiple devices to be possible without the need to dock them.