Intel snubs Qi, goes with Alliance for Wireless Power

Intel snubs Qi, goes with Alliance for Wireless Power
The Alliance for Wireless Power has won over a big name as chip maker Intel has decided to join the Alliance over Qi. In siding with the A4WP, Intel receives a seat on the board of the organization. The Alliance for Wireless Power has several big chip manufacturers on its side now, including Samsung, Qualcomm and Broadcom.

Intel likes the direction that the A4WP is taking toward near-field magnetic resonance technology which allows devices to be charged without touching a pad. Intel wants to further develop Wireless Charging Technology to allow a smartphone or tablet to automatically recharge when placed close to a laptop.




source: ZDNet via electronista

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11 Comments

1. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

Big blow to Nokia and Microsoft.

3. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

They will adopt it when the time is right.

4. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

Hopefully

7. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

samsung galaxy s4 ,nexus 4 and optimus g pro also uses Qi....so its not just Nokia

13. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Yes, that is why they don't make phones with Qi built in anymore i.e Lumia 925 & 928.

2. iamthatiam

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

the future

6. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

From what I'm seeing this type of Wireless charging is more flexible and easier, but, it looks like it will give you cancer with the whole "near field" charging. We'll see where QI Wireless Charging goes because Nokia have done a lot for it, can't quit now.

8. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

samsung galaxy s4 ,nexus 4 and optimus g pro also uses Qi....so its not just Nokia

12. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Nokia have done A LOT of marketing for QI charging, including those Wireless charging stations in those cafés in america.

9. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Intel is a big mover and brings influence withit. And with Qualcomm and Broadcom, these are the major chip producers.

10. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

I remember the days when Nokia actually had some weight in the phone industry. Oh how times have changed... Looks like Nokia will be #MakingTheSwitch.

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