Combined Rx and Tx shipments will rise to 2.1bn units in 2023, rising at a CAGR of 28.2 percent from 611 million in 2018, as reported by the Wireless Power Market Tracker – Q1 2019 report from IHS Markit | Technology, which is now a part of Informa Tech. The expansion is driven by broad-based demand from multiple markets, including wearables, computing, medical, smart homes, kitchen appliances, power tools, robotics, industrial, infrastructure, electric vehicles and automotive in-cabin systems.
However, applications in the automotive sector including electric vehicles and in-cabin systems, will generate the robust growth rates in the wireless power segment. Rx shipments for automotive applications are set to rise by 42.7 CAGR from 2018 through 2023, while Tx shipments will increase at a 44.4 percent rate during the same period.
Within the automotive market, the electric vehicle segment will generate the greatest increase in demand, with shipments of Tx devices in EVsmincreasing at a CAGR of nearly 50 percent from 2018 through 2023. In EVs, these devices are used for wireless charging systems for car batteries. Wireless charging systems offer greater convenience and ease of use to EV owners, with the charging conducted by a charging mat placed on the ground.