Wireless Charging Industry Update – 500M smartphones and other devices shipped in 2017

Shipments of consumer devices with wireless charging features rose 40 percent to nearly 500 million units in 2017, according to research firm IHS Markit.

The report also identified consumer awareness of wireless charging at 80 percent in all regions studied and utilization rates of 29 percent across all regions studied.

Smartphones led all categories, influenced heavily by Samsung’s continued offerings of the technology and Apple’s introduction of the technology in its 2017 iPhones.

As industries look to develop wireless power and wireless charging functionality, product teams are turning to NuCurrent for our industry-leading technology – including our 15-watt Qi antennas for smartphones – and our deep system design experience to produce highly-efficient, category-leading products.