Würth Elektronik eiSos, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of passive components, has become a full member of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), underlining its commitment to providing component solutions for wireless power transfer.
Würth Elektronik eiSos has already been a member of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) for two years. The company has now upgraded its membership to become a full member.
The WPC is behind the development and maintenance of the QI standard, a standardised protocol for wireless power transfer. The consortium brings together 210 technology companies from all over the world to work on a pioneering charging technology. The QI standard has become the most successful wireless power standard on the market.
Würth Elektronik eiSos is part of this innovative and global network, made up of manufacturers of components and user devices as well as network operators, and was one of the first component manufacturers to develop coils both for transmitters and for receivers.
Full membership will help the company consolidate its leadership in the field of inductive component solutions for wireless power transfer and it hopes to be able to strengthen its position still further. The company’s objective is also to continue developing Qi compliant solutions.
Würth Elektronik eiSos already supplies a wide range of Qi standard transmitter and receiver coils.
“Full membership will enable us to bring our innovative power and specialist expertise into the standardisation process, in order to develop innovative solutions to roll out the Qi standard, for example for resonance or cooking applications up to 2.4 kW,” said Oliver Opitz, Head of Strategic Product Development. “The incentive for full membership was for us to be able to help our customers by providing the best possible solutions for integrating wireless power – true to our company motto “more than you expect”.
In particular, our intense cooperation with the semiconductor manufacturers within the WPC will lead to Würth Elektronik eiSos coils being used for reference designs, such as Qi compliant power management chip sets.
For Würth Elektronik eiSos, wireless power transfer is one of the future trends in the electronics industry. “Our aim is to position ourselves in the wireless power market, which has strong growth potential, so that we can develop our lead over the competition,” said Opitz.