Texas Instruments makes the tiniest chip for Qi wireless charging
The chip is available right now at $3.50 a piece, if you buy in a batch of 1000. TI doesn't say which manufacturers have expressed interest, but we've had wireless charging solutions from most of the top cell phone makers now. The chip will allow for thinner phones to get wireless charging capabilities, and is compliant with the prevailing Qi standard.
For more information about the upcoming wireless charging revolution, you can read our in-depth article here.
1. PhoneLuver (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
It's difficult to see the actual size of the chips on these pictures. It's great technology though! Now, to make them smaller, lighter and able to charge the battery using ambient radiation! GO!
2. AppleFUD (unregistered)
+1 for TI
Hey Apple. . . why the f' can't you all come up with stuff like this instead of suing everyone for things you copied in the first place?
4. AppleFUD (unregistered)
I make love with animals.