RIM, Energizer join Wireless Power Consortium

RIM, Energizer join Wireless Power Consortium
The Wireless Power Consortium (the Consortium) has announced the addition of seven new members, including Research In Motion (RIM), a leader in wireless communications with its award-winning range of BlackBerry® smartphones, and Energizer, one of the world's largest manufacturers of primary batteries, battery-powered devices and flashlights. The Consortium also announced the successful completion of the second round of prototype testing at a members' interoperability test held on 27-28 October.

Membership of the Consortium now stands at 21 leading device and electronics manufacturers. In addition to RIM and Energizer, the other new members are: case-mate, a leading digital accessories company; Continental Automotive, a leading global automotive supplier; Hanrim Postech, a leading Korean-based battery manufacturer; Logah Technology, a Taiwan-based professional OEM/ODM manufacturer; and Rohm Semiconductor, a leading manufacturer of semiconductors for the consumer market.

“We're pleased to join the Wireless Power Consortium and work in a concerted effort to bring about open and interoperable wireless charging standards that will benefit consumers,” said Mike McAndrews, Vice President, Product Marketing, Research In Motion.

“Energizer is excited to join the Wireless Power Consortium,” commented Jeff Ziminski, Chief Marketing Officer, Energizer. “The development of the Qi standard provides the opportunity to satisfy consumer demand for convenient and wireless power for all of their high-tech portable devices.”
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