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Emerging Technology Analysis: Wireless Power Charge

Published: 19 April 2012

ID: G00219217

Analyst(s): Hiroyuki Shimizu, Lillian Tay, Amy Teng


Wireless power charging has the potential to benefit all battery powered portable devices, even electronic vehicles. But before mainstream adoption can be achieved, many challenges need to be overcome and successful usage models need to be accepted by consumers.

Table Of Contents


  • Technology Description
    • Inductive Coupling Charge
    • Inductive/Magnetic Resonance Charge
    • RF Radiated Charge
  • Technology Adoption
    • Factors That Will Drive Adoption
    • Factors That Will Inhibit Adoption
  • Technology Impacts
    • Actions for the Next Six to 18 Months
  • References

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