Forget the Wallendas; get a charge out of doing it without a wire

Subject: General Tech | January 11, 2018 - 01:00 PM |
Tagged: Energous, Qi, wireless charging, Powermat

Wireless charging has been present on several popular phone models and occasionally in demonstration models of laptops, but somehow it is more popular on toothbrushes than mobile devices.  The Qi standard was declared the winner when Apple bailed on the Airfuel Alliance late last year, but according to what The Register is seeing that doesn't mean there isn't going to be competition for selling you charging hardware.  Recently Powermat joined up with the Qi standard, Energous announced the WattUp Mid Field charger and their partnership with Apple and even Intel has joined in with Ossia Inc and their magnetic resonance charging tech.  Get a brief overview of the players here.

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"Last week wireless charging company Powermat quietly joined the Wireless Power Consortium, which certifies Qi-compatible products. Apple built Qi charging into all three new iPhones in September, having already supported it in its Watch since it launched in 2015."

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Source: The Register

January 11, 2018 | 01:22 PM - Posted by BetterNewsThanWirelessCharging (not verified)

Never mind all that wireless vharging stuff, I do Hope that AMD's mobile Vega(Announced at CES) SKUs come with some of this memory even at 4GB because the bandwidth is sure higher on this Newer HBM2 variant from Samsung.

"Samsung has started production of its second generation HBM2, dubbed Aquabolt. The new High Bandwidth Memory is the industry's first to deliver 2.4 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) data transfer speed per pin, and is aimed at the supercomputing and the graphics card market." (1)
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"An 8GB HBM2 Aquabolt package can support 307 gigabytes-per-second (GBps) data bandwidth, achieving 9.6 times faster data transmission than an 8 gigabit (Gb) GDDR5 chip, says Samsung." (1)

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"Samsung starts mass production of 8GB HBM2 'Aquabolt'"

http://www.hexus.net/tech/news/ram/114227-samsung-starts-mass-production...

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