IDT Teams Up With Digi-Key Electronics for Contest to Create Wirelessly Powered Devices

by donpedro

Integrated Device Technology, Inc.® (IDT®) and Digi-Key Electronics announced a new contest that seeks the most innovative use of IDT’s wireless power technology. The contest asks electronics experts and tinkerers alike to proffer creative ways to incorporate wireless charging capabilities into products by using IDT’s 5W kits. Sponsored by Digi-Key Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components, the theme of the contest is, “Power Without Borders.” Judges will be looking for designs that demonstrate the advantages wireless charging systems offer, such as convenience, the ability to develop a waterproof charging system, or the elimination of failure-prone charging contacts. The winner of the global competition will receive a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 edge+, plus a Gear S2 Smart Watch; second and third place winners also will receive Samsung products featuring wireless charging enabled by IDT chips. The contest will be hosted by the world’s largest hardware creation community, Contest details can be found, and submissions entered, at WirelessPower. The deadline for submitting designs is Dec. 31, and the winners will be announced Feb. 15, 2016.


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