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Qualcomm's Wireless Charging Technology Used In Formula E To Hit Market Within 3 Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 02 / 15

Qualcomm expects its wireless charging technology will hit car showrooms within three years, according to a company official. Wireless charging, which is currently being tested in Formula E, will soon appear on tick sheets right next to car color and upholstery, said Graeme Davison, Qualcomm's VP of...

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03/28/13
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03/28/13
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03/28/13
NOC's To Receive Enhanced Funding

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03/27/13
WBC Boosts Sports' Bid For Olympics

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03/25/13
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