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DuPont Building Innovations Joins Alliance for Wireless Power As Membership Continues to Expand

- Global Leader in Materials for Surfaces, DuPont Building Innovations' Product DuPont™ Corian® Solid Surfaces to Play Key Role in Enabling Embedded Wireless Charging

BEAVERTON, Ore., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) today announced that DuPont Building Innovations (DuPont), HP, Acer, KDDI, and Rohm have joined the A4WP, adding both breadth and depth to the standards organization leading the development of the ecosystem for Rezence-based wireless charging.  More than 100 companies, representing a broad array of leading OEMs, have joined the A4WP and represent a near-doubling over the past twelve months.  Membership growth from the tablet, netbook and laptop industries reflects the growing recognition that Rezence technology is uniquely capable of wirelessly charging the broad range of electronics devices in daily use by consumers.

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Rezence technology is the next-generation wireless charging technology that delivers a consistent, compelling and convenient consumer experience: multiple-devices charge simultaneously, each managing their unique power and charging requirements, and with a freedom of placement that gives the consumer true drop & go ease of use.  For furniture and industrial designers, the unique Rezence capacity for vertical separation between charger and devices offers the opportunity to create a wireless charging area while maintaining the physical integrity of working surface.

"Consumers want new and exciting ways to incorporate technology into their lives, and DuPont sees great potential for joining wireless charging capabilities with the versatility and style of our solid surfaces," said David Walter, global business development manager for DuPont Building Innovations. "DuPont™ Corian® has been improving homes and commercial spaces with its functionality and design for decades, and the A4WP's Rezence-based wireless charging technology will provide an opportunity to offer our high-quality solid surfaces while also making our customers' lives easier."

"The Alliance for Wireless Power is pleased to welcome DuPont and HP," said Kamil Grajski, president of the A4WP. "DuPont is critical to the vision of delivering convenient and cost-effective solutions to wirelessly enable the surfaces consumers encounter throughout their day at home, at work and on the go.  HP represents an exciting opportunity to extend of the application of Rezence technology to new consumer electronic devices categories as well as the broader vision of 'wireless desktops.'"

About The Alliance for Wireless Power

The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) is an independently operated association dedicated to building a global wireless charging ecosystem based on the Rezence™ wireless charging standard. A4WP's mission is to bring a diverse base of interoperable products to the market that delivers the best wireless charging experience for consumers.  Founded in 2012, A4WP includes over 100 companies, including board of directors Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), Gill Electronics, Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDTI), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), Samsung Electronics Co., Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Co, and WiTricity Corporation.

About DuPont Building Innovations

DuPont Building Innovations, a strategic business unit of DuPont, is a driving force in the transformation of the building and construction industry through its use of building and materials science to solve emerging needs and create value for its commercial and residential customers.  The company maintains its industry-leading position by applying innovative thinking to the development of energy-saving weatherization systems and beautiful and long-lasting surfacing solutions.  DuPont Building Innovations' best-known products and premier brands include: DuPont™ Corian® solid surface, DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surface, DuPont™ Tyvek® Weatherization Systems and a broad portfolio of garden and landscaping products.

DuPont™, Corian®, Zodiaq® and Tyvek® are trademarks or registered trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

SOURCE Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP)

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