CES 2024 was full of energy, with everyone excited about the year and there was a thrill among every industry player attending or exhibiting at the show. There was an air of positivity all around. CES 2024 which was held across venues in Las Vegas from January 9th to 12th 2024.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, this was the first full CES as we had participants joining across China, Japan and other Asian markets which was not the case in the last few years. Fully jam-packed. To add, the wide spectrum of content through keynotes, presentations, demos, meetings, and discussion was power-packed, more concrete and backed by key executives (even C-suite) from companies being personally present at their booths and available for meetings with their customers and business partners.
WAWT™ as always would first like to especially thank Gary Shapiro (President, CTA and CEO, CES) and his team for all the efforts, with splendid commitment and successful delivery of a CES 2024. The whole CTA team (Consumer Technology Association) and the media/press community for presenting a splendid event. More and more participants from the Automotive industry (across its ecosystem) were present in West Hall. We saw many from other technology sectors i.e., mobility (micro/macro), EV charging, auto-tech, connectivity, medical and health tech, fintech, smart home, consumer, and others.
The emerging wireless power technology had a very decent presence with relatively fewer players from the wireless power industry exhibiting this year. In general, one may not get an impression seeing the event floorplan about the extent of work being conducted in developing and promoting wireless power solutions. But referring to the below list of news, launches and announcements, which is still not an exhaustive list, one can realise that there has been still a lot going on in the background in terms of activities across the wireless power technology market, across applications sectors at and around the CES 2024 times. WAWT has attempted to capture as much news and insights on the wireless power market with its full presence at the CES 2024 show and meetings and engaging with industry associates post this key event.
At CES 2024, WAWT witnessed the introduction of new wireless power technology types, new applications adopting wireless power, and more new players across the mobile ecosystem geared to adopt WPC’s recently launched Qi2 industry standard-based solution relevant for smartphones as well as wider mobile devices; dual ‘hybrid’ wireless power solutions; and some great innovative designs and solutions. A mix of industry standard-based as well as proprietary-based solutions was presented. I was glad to see an increase in the level of awareness, engagement, and interest towards wireless power technology.
A summarized version of WAWT’s insight report highlights the trends across the wireless power market based on CES 2024 and segments each news item based on industry sector, application market, company profile, market segments, and wireless power technology type. Kindly note that the below news items are randomly listed and not necessarily in any order or preference. Feel free to contact our subject matter expert, Dinesh Kithany, for more details on each news item, insights, and discussion on the wireless power market.
- Unlike its predecessor, Google’s Pixel Watch 2 does not support wireless charging.
- Jabra Evolve2 65 Flex headphones come with a wireless charging feature.
- NuCurrent promotes its wide range of wireless power solutions at CES 2024, including its Qi2 Max solution developed together with Amphenol and NXP Semiconductor.
- What to expect from Samsung Galaxy S24 Series – looking at its specs and updates.
- ST Micro introduces its leading range of fast wireless charging solutions for smartphones.
- ST Micro’s wireless charger solution for wearables.
- Aircharge and BACHMANN announce a strategic partnership.
- Alogic reveals ultimate Apple Charger and Clarity 4K Displays at CES 2024.
- Anker Delivers Qi2 Certified Wireless Charging with the Latest MagGo Lineup.
- Belkin brought a lot of new chargers to CES 2024.
- Belkin unveils next-generation wired and wireless charging products at CES 2024.
- ESR unveils ‘Qi2’ a wireless fast-charge car mount.
- ESR’s latest ‘in-car’ wireless charger launched with Qi2 as well as a MagSafe solution.
- MagDisk that doubles up as a power bank, and a USB-C-Hub and MagSafe wireless charger.
- Mobilla breaks new ground with the MPOWER MAG-1, featuring advanced MagSafe wireless charging technology.
- Mophie receives the CES 2024 Innovation Award for the Qi2 snap+ powerstation mini with stand.
- ONANOFF Fokus+ wireless Hybrid ANC headset also comes with a Wireless Charge Stand.
- OnePlus 12 has a 50W fast wireless charger paired with its proprietary AirVOOC charger.
- PWR’s Travel Pro supercharger is a nifty 5-in-1 power bank boasting a hearty 10,000mAh battery and a MagSafe charger.
- Satechi Debuts New Qi2 Wireless Charging Stands.
- Scosche launches a range of products at CES 2024, including USB-PD, Qi2 chargers, shared power chargers, charging stands, in-cabin charging, and more.
- Xiaomi Magnetic Power Bank 2 launched with Qi2 support and 6000mAh capacity.
- Zens announces a wide range of comprehensive new product line-ups around CES 2024, including MagSafe, Qi2, multi-device stands and others.
- Electra Afikim and Electron are taking Wireless EV Charging to the next level.
- Electric Green and Royal Mail join forces to pilot a bi-directional wireless EV charging solution.
- InductEV and Detroit Manufacturing Systems (DMS) announced a significant partnership aimed at propelling the adoption of high-power wireless charging for commercial vehicles.
- InductEV and DMS partnership looks to accelerate the adoption of high-power wireless charging for commercial vehicles.
- Meredot demoed its wireless power solutions for micro-mobility applications at CES 2024.
- Meredot releases Infinity ‘Universal’ wireless charging station for LEVs and robots.
- Meredot creates wireless charging stations for micro-mobility vehicles like electric shopping carts, scooters, wheelchairs, food delivery robots, and similar equipment.
- Tesla confirms that a wireless inductive charging pad is under development.
- Valeo showcases wireless EV charging solution at CES 2024 in Las Vegas.
- WAVE Charging announces receipt of the purchase order from the leading retail and logistics company.
- WAVE plans its first deployment of a 500kW inductive charger to power electric trucks in cold climates developed in conjunction with Cummins and the US DoE.
- WAVE to deploy wireless inductive chargers at Venture Logistics facility.
- WAVE enables 500kW ultrafast wireless EV charging powers in 15 minutes.
- Collaboration between WAVE Charging, Kenworth and Dana Incorporated has resulted in the first OEM-approved high-power wireless EV charging solution integrated into Class-6 electric trucks.
- WiCET has initiated a wireless charging electric taxi trial that provides key learnings for fleets in Nottingham, UK.
- WiTricity brings wireless charging to automobility in Los Angeles.
- WiTricity powers the first wirelessly charged electric pickup truck.
- WiTricity unveils the first-ever wirelessly charged LSV (low-speed vehicle) at CES 2024.
- WiTricity and ICON EV unveil the first-ever wirelessly charged electric golf carts at CES.
- WiTricity licenses wireless power transmission technology to Nagano Japan Radio,
Long ‘Distance’ Wireless Charging:
- DARPA hopes to beam power across 200 kilometres.
- Energous and Identiv partner to enable real-time asset tracking for logistics and supply chain applications.
- Jeffs’ Brands to invest in a remote wireless power transmission technology.
- Ossia announces six wireless power partners to be showcased at CES 2024 CES. These partners include:
- Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd (AA Batteries) – Toyoda Gosei and Ossiai debuts Cota® Forever Magnetic Phone Charger, a 2024 CES Innovation Awards Winner
- Kaadas Group (Z-Wave Smart Locks);
- Nice S.p.A (Nice Era Inn Tubular Motors);
- Igloo Home Inc. (Smart Padlock));
- Marubun Corporation (MRx – 5.8 GHz Cota® Wireless Power Receiver);
- Fulcrum Products Inc. (Senza: Wirelessly Powered LED Lighting)
- TCL and Ossia bring Cota Real wireless charging products to market.
- Ossia receives the 2024 Smart City Innovation of the Year Award and Wireless Technology Innovation Award from IoT Breakthrough.
- Ossia releases groundbreaking Cota® Universal Wireless Power Adapter™ for Pre-Order.
- Powercast demonstrates broad applications of wireless power at CES 2024, powering environmentally-friendly products, short to long-range, and microwatts to kilowatts – This includes:
- Ubiquity RF Transmitter
- A retrofitted Google Home Nest as an RF transmitter
- SmartInductive ‘through-the-table; wireless power transmitter from its partner Powermat
- Dual-technology RF/SmartInductive wireless power transmitter developed by Powermat and Powermat
- A retrofitted DeWalt power drill which recharges on SmartInductive transmitter
- A demo combining two small-form-factor technologies – Nichicon’s rechargeable batteries and Powercast’s PCC110 RF Powerharvester® chip to create rechargeable, space-constrained devices such as styluses, medical devices and IoT sensors
- Other products include a keyboard and mouse, TV remote, charging grip for the Nintendo Joy-Cons, home security and IoT sensors, door lock, digital luggage tag, smart product packaging, and even Smartballs with sensors to deliver analytics for sports like cricket or football.
- PowerLight Technologies announces a new contract with Zeno Power for the new underwater endeavour.
- PowerLight Technologies joins a team headed by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture to design a power-beaming system that might someday charge up robots on the moon.
- Russia patents drones that can wirelessly power up combat UAVs via an ‘air-to-air’ inductive charging solution.
- AirFuel Alliance announces the launch of the AirFuel RF certification program.
- NFC Forum supports emerging regulatory requirements for sustainable product development.
- WPC’s Qi v2.0 standard for wireless charging is now ready to provide enhanced user experience, safety, security and other additional benefits.
- Displace, the world’s first truly wireless TV maker debuts Displace Mini and Displace Flex at CES 2024.
- Displace came up with the landing gear safety system for its ‘battery-powered’ totally wireless TV at CES 2024.
- Energysquare partners with TTS to enable cableless charging for educational devices.
- Energysquare partners with Hyper to develop the most efficient cableless charging products.
- Action Star gains Power by Contact® technology expertise to accelerate brand manufacturers to enter the USB-C PD cableless charging market.
- Energysquare is proud to announce a partnership with Hama GmbH, an accessory company.
- Infinix brought wireless charging tech to CES that can juice up your devices from eight inches away.
- Kitchenery Rebrand unveiled while debuting its groundbreaking suite of cordless appliances.
- Kitchenery enhances hotel kitchenettes with its cordless kitchen appliances.
- Mesh ‘biosymbotic’ wearables that also charge wirelessly.
- Siemens boosts eMobility with Heliox Buy.
- WYBOT unveils the world’s first cordlessly self-docking pool cleaning robot with underwater vision recognition – with in-pool wireless charging.
- Beyond Batteries: Inside the next generation of wireless and solar charging technology.
- Chinese researchers developed a groundbreaking implantable wireless charger, to keep medical devices powered indefinitely.
- DDD coil design for wireless charging of unmanned aerial vehicles.
- The advantages of using GaN technology for wireless charging of AMRs/AGVs.
- Wireless power and information dual transfer system via magnetically coupled resonators.
Please note, that the above listings are not a complete list, but a representative of the profile of news and announcements which were made at CES 2024 related to the wireless power technology market. Also, the items listed are not presented in an order or hierarchy.
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