The wireless charging transmitter-to-receiver attach rate grew from 28% in 2014 to 36% in 2015, as the wireless charging market in general saw increased mainstream adoption. Growth in the wireless charging receiver market helped to drive over 50 million transmitter unit shipments in 2015, up from just 15 million in 2014.
As the market starts to mature, increased adoption of transmitters depends largely on receiver applications. For the market to continue to see growth, more receiver applications will need to offer wireless charging as the primary way to charge and OEMs will need to start shipping the transmitter in the box along with the receiver device as standard. Beyond stand alone transmitters, the continued rise in adoption of wireless charging in public infrastructure will also continue, like those already available at locations such as Starbucks and McDonalds, with the 1 millionth public infrastructure transmitter to date forecast to ship during 2016.
The first edition of the IHS report on the wireless power transmitter market has now been published. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the market and assesses developments over the past 12-18 months and their impact on a detailed 10 year forecast scenario, across applications in the private, automotive and public sectors.
Research Manager, Wireless Power and Smart Utilities
David is Research Manager for the Wireless Power & Smart Utilities Infrastructure group at IHS Markit, leading a team of analysts focused on our intelligence services, research on key technology trends and consumer analysis.