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SOURCE Wireless Power Consortium
PISCATAWAY, N.J., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) today announced it has named Yongcheol Park of LG Electronics as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
In this position, Park will be responsible for creating and maintaining all of the WPC specification roadmaps and ensuring that new technology developments are leveraged by the various working groups. He will also be the chairperson of the joint chairs of the Low Power Work Group, Medium Power Work Group, Kitchen Working Group, Resonance Task Force and Compliance and Compatibility Test Group.
"Dr. Park's technical expertise and support from technology leader LG will contribute to the momentum achieved by the global wireless power ecosystem of manufacturers and innovators," said Menno Treffers, chairman of the WPC. "The WPC has numerous development initiatives – resonance, high-power techniques for kitchen applications, foreign object detection – and Dr. Park will ensure that all the WPC groups can benefit from the innovations of any. We are delighted that he is expanding his involvement as part of the WPC leadership team and know his role will be pivotal to propelling Qi as the true global standard."
"Driving technology innovations across all of the WPC's platforms is key to maintaining a valuable and evolving standard," said Park. "The openness of the WPC members to use the best ideas, no matter the source, and the support of LG and its significant scientific resource pool makes this responsibility something I look forward to."
As the leader in wireless charging, Qi has an installed base of more than 50 million units and 500 certified products in applications including automotive, mobile devices, infrastructure and hospitality.
Park received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. He has been with LG Electronics since 1994, and prior to his work with the WPC, Park played active roles in the DVD and Blu-ray standards development groups.
For more information, visit: www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com.
About Qi and Wireless Power Consortium
In December 2008 a group of leading consumer electronics companies created the Wireless Power Consortium to establish Qi as the interoperable global standard for wireless power. The more than 200 members of the WPC include BlackBerry, ConvenientPower, Energizer, Formica, Foxconn, Haier, HTC, IKEA, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, PowerByProxi, Qualcomm, Royal Philips, Samsung, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Sony, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Verizon Wireless, ZTE and infrastructure groups such as wireless operators, furniture and automotive parts manufacturers. Innovative companies have brought more than 500 Qi products to market and there are over 50 million Qi devices in use; making Qi the leading wireless charging standard worldwide. Qi products are available in North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Europe, India, Africa and Australia.
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