Mobile Devices

June 20, 2013

Gill Electronics, Qualcomm Partner to Create Wireless Power Technology Products

Gill Electronics recently signed a deal with semiconductor company Qualcomm to develop, manufacture and sell wireless power technology products that will be used within the automotive and furniture industries.

Products incorporating this type of technology will enable consumers to charge multiple devices of any type at the same time. This concept is very important in this day and age, according to Gill Electronics President, Richard Perreault.

"With the prevalence of mobile electronic devices in today's society, the need to provide power to charge these devices is enormous," Perreault said in a statement. "With wireless power technology, people will be able to simultaneously charge anything from a Bluetooth headset, smartphone or tablet, to a netbook by simply placing it on the counter or desk, or in a car, without any plugin."

The first round of products is expected to be available later in the year.

The partnership with Gill is nothing new for Qualcomm, as Gill has been working with Qualcomm's wireless power team for many years. However, Qualcomm is nonetheless grateful for Gill's newest collaboration.

"Gill's expertise in the automotive and furniture industries will play a key role in advancing Qualcomm's wireless power technology as the premier technology for wireless charging," Steve Pazol, vice president of Qualcomm added.

In addition to partnering with Gill Electronics, Qualcomm has also teamed up with China Internet television company Youku Tudou to provide high quality video content on Youku's mobile platform when using Qualcomm Snapdragon processor powered devices. This will be made possible through the use of H. 265 technology, also known as HEVC codec, in which video content will be transmitted using less bandwidth. Moreover, Qualcomm has once again collaborated with LG Electronics to allow its Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor to be featured in LG's next G series smartphone in an effort to enhance the mobile phone experience. The new series, powered by Qualcomm's processors, will improve data speed, battery life and the appearance of graphics.

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