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Report Predicts Ten Million Pieces of Furniture to Be Equipped with Wireless Charging Features

Ikea's recently announced wireless charging line of furniture is expected to jump-start a trend that will amount to 10 million sticks of high-tech furniture sold in just two years.

The prediction, from an IHS Technology report, didn't include the additional potential for "styled" stand-alone transmitters such as charging bowls, or the transmitters in the form of do-it-yourself kits for retrofitting into existing furniture.

Ikea's furniture line uses wireless power semiconductors from Integrated Device Technology Inc., whose product adheres to the Qi wireless charging specification –  one of three specifications that has seen industry adoption.

The Ikea line includes bedside tables, floor and table lamps and desks. The furniture, and other items in Ikea's wireless charging collection, range in price from $9.99 to $119.

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The prediction, from an IHS Technology report, didn't include the additional potential for "styled" stand-alone transmitters such as charging bowls, or the transmitters in the form of do-it-yourself kits for retrofitting into existing furniture.

Ikea's furniture line uses wireless power semiconductors from Integrated Device Technology Inc., whose product adheres to the Qi wireless charging specification –  one of three specifications that has seen industry adoption.

The Ikea line includes bedside tables, floor and table lamps and desks. The furniture, and other items in Ikea's wireless charging collection, range in price from $9.99 to $119.

Read Full Article