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Toshiba Collaborating in Development of Wireless Power System IC
By: Business Wire
Dec. 11, 2012 11:19 PM
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that the company is collaborating with Hanrim Postec LLC (Hanrim) in the development of wireless power system ICs. The companies are working on ICs and systems based on the Qi standard*1 low power spec for mobile devices, including smartphones and mobile phones, as proposed by the Wireless Power Consortium*2 (WPC).
Toshiba Wireless Power System ICs, transmitter (Left) and receiver (Right) (Photo: Business Wire)
Toshiba and Hanrim will enter the mobile market this month with a non-contact charge system. Toshiba has developed and manufactures the ICs for the system and Hanrim provides the module.
Demand for smartphones is growing rapidly, and so is their usage, as more and more people rely on them as a platform for messaging and accessing the internet. As a result, it is often necessary to charge smartphones twice a day, sometimes even more, requiring users to carry a charging cable. This is stimulating demand for a new, cable-free, non-contact charging system that offers greater convenience and ease of use.
Toshiba has developed two products to the Qi standard, utilizing Hanrim's non-contact charging systems. Samples shipments will start from December.
*Cortex is a trademark of ARM Limited.
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