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CEA Forms Wireless Power Standards Subcommittee

Arlington, Va. — The
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today launched a new wireless power
technical standards program, the Wireless Power Subcommittee, and encouraged
participation by interested companies.

The subcommittee has five
active working groups covering nomenclature, regulatory compliance,  efficiency and standby measurement, highly
resonant wireless power transfer, and tightly coupled wireless power transfer. 

“CEA offers the industry
an ANSI-accredited venue within which to develop technical and interoperability
specifications,” said Brian Markwalter, CEA’s VP of research and standards.
“Standards developed through open industry participation promote competition
and innovation critical to meeting consumer demand for ease of use,
availability and choice.”

Wireless power technology
streamlines the process of charging portable consumer electronics  devices by eliminating the need to physically
connect the device and the charger, CEA said.

“Recent technological
advances have made it practical to consider adoption of wireless power
technology in portable devices and in the places where devices are used most,
including the automobile, the home and office,” said Dr. John Suh of General
Motors Advanced Technology, and the chair of CEA’s Wireless Power Subcommittee.
“Multiple technological approaches are represented in our committee and working
groups, putting added emphasis on interoperability.”

Companies wishing to join
CEA’s Wireless Power Subcommittee, or any of its working groups, can contact
Megan Hayes at

[email protected]

or call (703) 907-7660. More information about CEA
Technology and Standards programs is available