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Charging Technologies for Portable Devices

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The digital age is driving worldwide interest in advanced charging technologies. The increasing demand for and quantity of mobile data, as well as the multitude of portable electronic devices we now carry, have made populations around the world slaves to the electric outlet as they constantly need to recharge their portable devices. This study examines how technologies including solar mobile handsets, solar chargers, wireless power units, fuel cell charging systems, and even charging kiosks sited in public places will increasingly be utilized by users of power-hungry portable devices, to recharge those drained devices without plugging them in. It presents forecasts for shipments and revenue for each category of advanced charging technology, globally and by major geographic region, to 2015. The report also analyzes the vendor landscape in terms of business models, technology developments, and accomplishments to date.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Brief: Top-Line Forecast
  • 1. Executive Summary
    • 1.1. The Demand for Portable Power
    • 1.2. Advanced Charging Technologies Defined
    • 1.3. Status of Advanced Charging Technologies
    • 1.4. Market Drivers
    • 1.5. Global Forecast Highlights
      • 1.5.1. Demand for Portable Power for Portable Devices
  • 2. Technology Overview
    • 2.1. Advanced Charging Technologies Defined
    • 2.2. Advanced Charging Applications
      • 2.2.1. Business Travel
      • 2.2.2. Leisure Travel
      • 2.2.3. Backpacking/Camping
      • 2.2.4. On-the-Go
      • 2.2.5. Off-Grid Charging
      • 2.2.6. Home Charging
    • 2.3. Advanced Charging Technologies
      • 2.3.1. Solar Mobile Handsets
      • 2.3.2. Solar Chargers
      • 2.3.3. Wireless Power
      • 2.3.4. Fuel Cells
      • 2.3.5. Charging Kiosks
      • 2.3.6. USB
      • 2.3.7. Other Advanced Charging Technologies
  • 3. Business & Regulatory Issues
    • 3.1. Growth Drivers
      • 3.1.1. Government Incentives
    • 3.2. Market Challenges
      • 3.2.1. New Technology Issues
      • 3.2.2. Standards
      • 3.2.3. Cost
    • 3.3. Business Climate
    • 3.4. Regulations
  • 4. Market Outlook
    • 4.1. Forecast Methodology
      • 4.1.1. Primary and Secondary Sources of Information
      • 4.1.2. Forecast Segmentation
      • 4.1.3. Step-by-Step Process Used to Develop the Forecasts
    • 4.2. Forecasts by Region
      • 4.2.1. North America
      • 4.2.2. Latin America
      • 4.2.3. Europe
      • 4.2.4. Asia-Pacific
      • 4.2.5. Middle East & Africa
    • 4.3. Forecasts by Technology
      • 4.3.1. Solar Mobile Handsets
      • 4.3.2. Solar Charging
      • 4.3.3. Wireless Power
      • 4.3.4. Portable Fuel Cells
      • 4.3.5. Charging Kiosks
  • 5. Company Profiles
    • 5.1. Digicel Group Limited
    • 5.2. Fulton Innovation LLC
    • 5.3. Hercules Networks
    • 5.4. Intivation BV
    • 5.5. Lilliputian Systems Inc
    • 5.6. MTI MicroFuel Cells Inc
    • 5.7. PureEnergy Solutions
    • 5.8. Safaricom Ltd
    • 5.9. Solar Components LLC
    • 5.10. Tremont Electric LLC
    • 5.11. WiTricity Corporation
    • 5.12. ZTE Corporation
  • 6. Company Directory
  • 7. Acronyms

Charts

  1. Advanced Charging Products Revenues World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  2. Advanced Charging Product Revenues Asia-Pacific, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  3. Advanced Charging Products Revenues World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  4. Global Mobile Subscriber Trend vs. Global Population World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  5. Advanced Charging Product Revenues North America, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  6. Advanced Charging Product Revenues Latin America, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  7. Advanced Charging Product Revenues Europe, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  8. Advanced Charging Product Revenues Asia-Pacific Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  9. Advanced Charging Product Revenues Middle East & Africa, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  10. Solar Mobile Handset Shipments World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  11. Wireless Power Unit Revenues World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  12. Fuel Cell Cartridges for Portable Devices Revenues World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  13. Charging Kiosk Revenues World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2015

Figures

  1. How Wireless Charging Works
  2. The JOOS Orange Solar Charger
  3. Structure of an SOFC Fuel Cell
  4. The Qi logo, which the UPC says means "vital energy" in Asian philosophy