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Qualcomm joins the Wireless Power Consortium, but why?

Qualcomm becomes part of the Wireless Power Consortium (NASDAQ:QCOM)

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Sep 21, 2013 10:31 am

A collective of companies who support the Qi wireless charging standard joined forces to become the Wireless Power Consortium, but industry heavyweight Qualcomm stayed out of it until now.

 

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Qualcomm has become a member of the Wireless Power Consortium, which includes over 170 companies who are behind the standard. Considering Qualcomm is a founding member of the WPC's competing wireless charging standard, Alliance for Wireless Power - or A4WP - which has just 60 members. Qualcomm is knee-deep in A4WP, so it's an interesting move to say the least.

 

Could Qualcomm be wanting to bring the two groups together? Qi seems the bigger of the two, with companies like HTC, Samsung, LG, Nokia, Sony and now Qualcomm all on board. We should see what Qualcomm were up to joining the WPC in the next couple of months.

NEWS SOURCES:Androidcentral.com

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