ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, has been elected to the board of directors (BOD) of the newly announced AirFuel Alliance. The new consortium is focused on establishing a single, core, wireless charging standard to support a wide range of consumer, industrial, medical and military applications. Robert Klosterboer, executive vice president and general manager of the ON Semiconductor’s Application Products Group, will represent the company on the board.
“AirFuel Alliance is positioned as the industry leader in wireless power technologies, and poised to drive the significant shift from traditional wall plug powering to the comprehensive adoption of a wireless charging ecosystem,” said Klosterboer. “Wireless charging is expected to become widely adopted for the convenient powering of devices ranging from smartphones and wearables, to tablets, notebooks, hearing aids, power tools and more. I applaud the alliance’s dedication to establishing one global standard for wireless charging. Supporting this effort and representing ON Semiconductor on the board of directors will be a privilege.”
AirFuel Alliance currently has more than 195 member companies. The board member companies include AT&T, Broadcom, Flextronics, Gill Electronics, Integrated Device Technologies, Intel, MediaTek, Powermat Technologies, Duracell, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Starbucks, WiTricity, Semtech, and ON Semiconductor.
“ON Semiconductor brings to the Board a depth of expertise in power electronics and breadth of customer and market knowledge,” said Dr. Kamil Grajski, chairman of the board of AirFuel Alliance. “These are critical inputs to the delivery of timely, high quality technical specifications, backed by a world-class certification program, that support members’ innovative power solutions in consumer, commercial and industrial applications.”