Growing Wireless Carrier Membership Expands Wireless Power Consortium Reach Across the Wireless Infrastructure

By Wireless Power Consortium, PRNE
Sunday, February 13, 2011

Orange joins Verizon Wireless in the Wireless Power Consortium

BARCELONA, Spain, February 14, 2011 - Mobile World Congress — The Wireless Power Consortium ("WPC") today
welcomed Orange Telecom to its growing member list of more than 70 leading
consumer electronics and technology companies from around the world. European
mobile network operator Orange joins leading U.S. service provider Verizon
Wireless in support of Qi (pronounced "chee"), the global standard for
wireless charging.

"We are delighted to welcome Orange to the Wireless Power Consortium,"
said WPC Chairman Menno Treffers. "The engagement of mobile service providers
brings the benefits of wireless charging rapidly to a very large group of

The WPC also announced that members are demonstrating new products and
prototypes using its universal wireless charging standard, Qi (pronounced
"chee") at the 2011 Mobile World Congress. As the world's universal wireless
charging standard, Qi brings simplicity, convenience, and flexibility to
consumers because it ensures interoperability between any Qi-enabled device
and any Qi charger, regardless of brand or manufacturer.

The WPC will show the following select compatible devices and
transmitters at MobileFocus Global on February 14th at Rey Juan Carlos Hotel:

    - Energizer BlackBerry(R) 8900 inductive battery door, iPhone(R) 3 and
      iPhone(R) 4 sleeves, as well as their recently launched Inductive
      Charger and accessories
    - Fulton Innovation transmitter
    - Leggett & Platt Helios(TM) wireless chargers
    - Texas Instruments bqTESLA(TM) wireless power reference design and
      evaluation kit
    - Sanyo transmitter and battery packs
    - LG Phone and Transmitter
    - Philips mobile phone and Transmitter

WPC member Continental Automotive is demonstrating a built-in Qi vehicle
wireless charger for a prototype mobile phone at the NXP Semiconductor booth
in Hall 1, 1F14.

WPC members also look to incorporate Qi into a wide range of
infrastructure settings, including homes, hotels, airports, convenience
stores and restaurant chains. In December 2010, Leggett & Platt unveiled
Qi-enabled charging surfaces at the Windsor Airport in Canada.

For more information visit:

About Qi and the Wireless Power Consortium

Established 17 December 2008, the Wireless Power Consortium's mission is
to establish Qi as the global standard for powering rechargeable electronic
products. The 72 members of the Wireless Power Consortium include industry
leaders in mobile phones, consumer electronics, batteries, semiconductors,
components, wireless power technology and infrastructure such as wireless
operators, furniture and automotive parts companies.

Qi is pronounced "chee" and means "vital energy".

More information is available at

Gennaro Nastri, TEXT 100 Italy, +39-331-233-3148, gennaro.nastri at

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