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January 09, 2014

Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) Announces Official Launch of its Global Rezence Certification Program

The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) has officially launched its global Rezence certification program. Technology giants including Samsung (News - Alert) Electronics, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. and Gill Electronics meet the certification requirements of A4WP for resonant technology-based advanced wireless charging products. The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) operates independently as a not-for-profit organization focusing on the development of a global Rezence technology-based wireless charging community.

In a release, Dr. Kamil A. Grajski, president of A4WP said, "The A4WP has delivered the only industry-sponsored technical specification for resonant-based wireless charging. With the follow-on official launch of a certification program and the first wave of products with certification granted, the A4WP has cleared a critical hurdle for the smartphone use case. An immediate next step for the certification program is to fill out a global network of test labs to support the needs of an expanding industry that is now rallying around the next-generation Rezence technology."

Resonant technology provides wireless charging experience which offers charging of multiple devices with different power requirements simultaneously. Furthermore, another benefit of resonant technology is that it enables consumers to charge multiple devices over one charging platform without having to worry about correct alignment or accurate positioning.

Hugh Kim, Vice President, Product Planning and Advanced Development, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Co., said, "In only 18 months since its founding, A4WP has accomplished much.  We established a Board of Directors consisting of world-class "can-do" companies, published our specification, grew to over 70 companies, hosted three plugfests, and launched the Rezence brand, to name just a few. Now, with certification in place and companies like Samsung Electro-Mechanics obtaining certification, member companies have available a proven end-to-end path for bringing next-generation wireless charging products to market."

The A4WP used both internal experts and non-member experts to ensure that the certification program completely aligned with the ISO 17065 standard (internationally recognized standard for ensuring conformity in certification of products and processes), to ensure that the certification program achieved a world-class level. Complying with the ISO 17065 standards will ensure that any product with the Rezence logo has satisfactorily cleared the strict guidelines as stipulated by the A4WP certification program; this will ensure complete interoperability of all products bearing the Rezence logo.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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