2023/01/06 - Press Release
MIDEA SHOWCASES INNOVATION AND CONNECTION WITH THE WIRELESS POWER CONSORTIUM AT CES 2023
Small Appliances Demonstrate the Capabilities of the Ki Cordless Kitchen Standard
Small Appliances Demonstrate the Capabilities of the Ki Cordless Kitchen Standard.
PARSIPPANY, N.J., January 5, 2023 – Midea is excited to announce it will exhibit innovative prototype kitchen appliances during the consumer electronics industry’s largest tradeshow – CES 2023, January 5-8, 2023 in Las Vegas, NV. As part of the Wireless Power Consortium’s – a global standard development body for wireless power – booth (Tech West, Venetian Expo #53529), Midea’s prototype appliances, including a blender and electric kettle, will be displayed in the emerging Ki Cordless Kitchen which builds on the success of the Qi standard for wireless charging. The appliances are activated by special transmitters hidden beneath both glass induction cooktops as well as non-metal countertop surfaces to create a convenient, sleek, ultra-modern design for the kitchen. The appliances are then powered by inductive power transfer with no cords to get in the way.
“As the connected world continues to evolve, Midea is proud to be at the forefront of innovating by providing consumers with smart, connected solutions that serve a purpose in people’s everyday lives,” said Kurt Jovais, president of Midea America Corp. “The Wireless Power Consortium supports our mission and is revolutionizing the industry with its Ki Cordless Kitchen. We look forward to working together to elevate the at-home experience with smart technology in our users’ homes.”
This collaboration is built on proven technologies and guided by the Wireless Power Consortium whose members come together from all parts of the industry and all parts of the globe to create worldwide compatibility of all wireless chargers and wireless power sources.
“The Ki Cordless Kitchen standard eli minates the clutter of cords that come with small appliances, creating a more convenient, safer and sleeker designed kitchen,” said Paul Golden, Marketing Director, Wireless Power Consortium. “We’re excited to have Midea as part of our Ki Cordless Kitchen, a company with ground-breaking home appliances that homeowners rely on worldwide.”
The new Ki Cordless Kitchen wireless power standard is currently in development. More information can be found by visiting WirelessPowerConsortium.com/Kitchen. And for additional details on Midea and its entire portfolio of appliances, please visit Midea.com.
Midea America is the U.S. subsidiary of Midea (SZ:000333), a publicly listed Fortune 500 company and the world’s leading manufacturer of home appliances. With more than 166,000 employees and a presence in over 195 countries, including in the United States, Midea’s products touch the lives of millions of people and families through air treatment, refrigeration, laundry, small and large kitchen appliances, water appliances, floor care, and lighting.
Midea America is headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, and has a Research and Development Center in Kentucky and an Emerging Technology Center in California. Midea understands that a home is a special place, and the moments people spend there are precious. The Midea brand’s promise to all its U.S. customers is to provide surprisingly friendly solutions to treasure those tiny moments at home. Therefore, the company creates home appliance innovations, that not only perform a function but have a meaningful impact for those who use them. For more information, visit Midea at www.midea.com/us.
About the Wireless Power Consortium
Established in 2008, the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) is an open, collaborative standards development group of nearly 400 member companies from around the globe. Through rigorous testing and certifications, these companies – large and small, competitors and ecosystem partners, from all parts of the industry – collaborate for a single purpose: to ensure safe, efficient, and interoperable wireless charging and wireless power. The WPC developed and supports Qi, the global standard for wireless charging of handheld and mobile devices, and is developing the standard for Ki, delivering wireless power to the kitchen of the future. For more information, visit www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com.