Intel is looking to push forward its efforts to integrate wireless charging technology into computing devices that are powered by its chips.
The company announced that it will partner with wireless charging technology from WiTricity. The move should help Intel move forward on its new, smaller and more functional chips that it hopes will help to advance the computing sector.
Developed by the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), the specifications are being adopted by many of the top computer and mobile chip manufacturers. To stay ahead of the curve and maintain its top position in the chip sector, Intel believes it needs to get on board quickly.
And by going wireless, Intel believes it can revolutionize how charging is done. The move gives more freedom to the user to be on the go and still be able to charge their devices, no longer tethered to a power socket.
The goal of the agreement is to give users the ability to charge multiple devices, whether that be a computer, mobile phone, tablet or other electronic devices that have different power requirements, under one charging platform.
With competitors like Duracell and its Powermat technology helping to quickly push forward the charging sector, WiTricity and Intel hope they can continue to lead the market in chips and charging ability.
"We have been working with a variety of partners across a variety of industries," said Alex Gruzen, WiTricity's newly appointed CEO.
"We have great momentum in the automotive space, for example, and Toyota's already announced that the next-generation Prius will have wireless charging with WiTricity's technology," he added.
The new A4WP Rezence specification allows users to charge a number of devices at once. Its near-field resonant technology delivers what the company is calling "spatial freedom" that will give a plethora of digital options and vertical reach.
"We have overwhelming feedback from end-users that they are frustrated with dealing with all the different wires and power adapters for their devices -- phones, tablets and PCs," Sanjay Vora, Intel's general manager of user experience, said in a statement. "At Intel, we have a vision to eliminate all wires from all of our platforms. This agreement is a major step in the right direction."