Qi reigns as the standard for wireless charging after rival Powermat joins WPC

The world is another step closer to a single unified wireless charging standard, with news that Powermat has joined the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), developers of Qi wireless charging. Powermat is best known for developing the PMA/Airfuel standard — the only major outstanding rival to the dominant Qi brand. However, after Apple signed on to use Qi wireless charging for its iPhones last year, the battle has been pretty much over. Powermat joining the WPC is just signing the peace treaty.

Powermat says it will contribute its technology to the WPC’s work and continue to develop wireless charging tech which maintains backwards compatibility with Qi. In a press statement, Powermat CEO Elad Dubzinski said: “Qi has become the dominant…

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