ZTE joins global push for wireless charging

ZTE joins global push for wireless charging

Summary: The Chinese telecoms company joins Power Matters Alliance, dedicated to bringing standardized wireless charging technology to the next generation of mobile devices.

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Chinese telecoms company ZTE has joined Power Matters Alliance (PMA), to push for the development of wireless charging technology.

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"With the evolution of consumer electronics, the average number of products consumers use is growing. Despite improving the efficiency and level of access these devices provide, consumers remain tethered to a range of charging devices and power cords," noted the company in a press release.

PMA is a wireless charging standards organization that has emerged to establish guidelines and standardize an infrastructure for the future of wireless power. The grouping also boasts thelikes of Google, AT&T and Starbucks as members.

ZTE pointed out the need for a standardized wireless charging infrastructure stemmed from the current environment, where terminal units differed in power parameter requirements and wireless charging was confined to only a few handsets and certain geographical regions.

"Battery life has always been a challenge for manufacturers of smartphones as well as a bottleneck in advancing smartphone development," said Kan Yulun, corporate vice president of ZTE and CTO of the ZTE mobile device division.

Topics: Emerging Tech, China

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