SOURCE: IEEE-ISTO

IEEE-ISTO

January 07, 2010 11:30 ET

The IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization Announces Wireless Power Consortium as the Latest Group to Join Its Federation of Member Programs

PISCATAWAY, NJ--(Marketwire - January 7, 2010) - The IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO), the premier trusted partner of the global technology community for the development, adoption, and certification of industry standards, announced today that the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has recently joined its federation of member programs.

The Wireless Power Consortium's mission is to create and promote wide market adoption of Qi, the international wireless power standard for interoperability across rechargeable electronic devices. Compatible products will be recognized by the Qi logo and will include, but not be limited to, phones, cameras, and remote controls. All electronics carrying the Qi logo will work with charging stations also bearing the logo. Membership in the organization is open to any company. Currently, more than twenty five companies comprise the consortium.

"The member companies of the wireless power consortium want to focus on delivering the technical specification and on promoting the Qi standard," said Menno Treffers, chairman of the Wireless Power Consortium. "The administrative services and infrastructure provided by IEEE-ISTO reduce the administrative burden for the member companies and help us achieve our goal quickly and efficiently."

IEEE-ISTO was formed in 1999 and is affiliated with IEEE and IEEE Standards Association. Since its inception, IEEE-ISTO has supported over thirty diverse, leading technical programs. Wireless Power Consortium was the second publicly announced group to join IEEE-ISTO's Federation during 2009, with TagVault.org announcing formation in July.

"The idea of wireless charging has only recently begun to enter the general public's consciousness," said Peter Lefkin, IEEE-ISTO Marketing and Business Development Executive. "We are excited to be partnering with the Wireless Power Consortium as they develop this new, exciting technology."

About IEEE-ISTO

IEEE-ISTO is the premier trusted partner of the global technology community for the development, adoption, and certification of industry standards. Its mission is to facilitate the lifecycle of industry standards development through a dedicated staff committed to offering vendor neutrality, quality support and member satisfaction. Fostering the market acceptance, adoption and implementation of standardized technologies, ISTO Programs span the spectrum of today's information and communications technologies. To find out more about ISTO, visit www.ieee-isto.org.

About Qi and the Wireless Power Consortium

Established 17 December 2008, the Wireless Power Consortium's mission is to create and promote wide market adoption of Qi the international wireless power standard for interoperability across rechargeable electronic devices. The Wireless Power Consortium welcomes and invites all interested companies to join as members. More information can be found at www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com.

Qi is pronounced "chee" and means "vital energy". This "vital energy" principle is recognized as Chinese Qi, Japanese Ki, Korean Gi, prana (Sanskrit), Greek.

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