TDMA Consortium To Dissolve
Dec 30, 2001, 4:46 AM by (staff)
The Universal Wireless Communications Consortium LLC (UWCC) announced recently that its Board of Governors has voted to dissolve the organization in the near future. The UWCC was a group that promoted TDMA technology. This represents the continuing shift away from TDMA technology worldwide. Cingular and AT&T Wireless are currently migrating from TDMA technology to GSM.
LG Debuts Wireless Charging Pad
LG Innotek today announced the Quick Wireless Charging Pad, a way for smartphone owners to rapidly charge their mobile devices. The Quick Wireless Charging Pad relies on the Wireless Power Consortium, or Qi, wireless charging spec and supplies 15 W of power.
Powermat Has Joined the Wireless Power Consortium
Powermat, a member of the Power Matters Alliance using the AirFuel standard, has also joined the Wireless Power Consortium, the group that supports the Qi wireless charging standard. Powermat became a member of the WPC this week, where it will contribute its technology to improve and advanced inductive wireless charging for both PMA and Qi devices.
Apple Adopts Qi Wireless Charging, Teases AirPower Charge Mat
Apple today announced new iPhones that are for the first time capable of charging wirelessly. The company has adopted the Qi wireless charging standard for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.
Unicode 9.0 Packs In 72 New Emoji
The Unicode Consortium recently unveiled the full set of emoji to be included in Unicode 9.0. The Consortium first proposed Unicode 9.0 a full year ago with 38 characters.