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Market Trends: Wireless Charging of Mobile Devices Needs Smartphone Makers' Endorsement for Success

Published: 03 June 2013

ID: G00245297

Analyst(s): Sergis Mushell, Jim Tully, Steve Ohr

Summary

Consumption of wireless charging components could grow rapidly if endorsed by leading smartphone suppliers like Apple and Samsung. However, semiconductor vendors should be aware that end user demand appears limited — even with charging pads in coffee bars, airport lounges and automotive consoles.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Market Trend

  • The Mobile Device Wireless Charging Market Is Dependent on Mobile Handset Makers' Endorsements
  • Technology Trend
    • Technology Evolution Is Coping With Multiple Charging Standards

Contrarian View

  • Wireless Charging May Be too Inefficient for Larger Charging Supplies

Vendors to Watch

  • 3G and 4G Service Providers
  • Automakers' Support
  • Semiconductor Vendors

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