Powermat has said the movement would be to contribute its technologies to further advance inductive wireless charging capacities in WPC’s Qi wireless charging benchmark ecosystem. Qi and Powermat happen to be competing for wireless charging criteria but today there appears to be a unification of types. The linking of Powermat can help merge the wireless charging criteria leading to a larger adoption of their technology.
Qi’s major competition is that the PMA/ AirFuel benchmark, that was designed by Powermat. In a media announcement, Powermat CEO Elad Dubzinski stated: “Qi has come to be the dominant wireless charging benchmark available on the current market and the newly established Apple iPhone lineup is proof of this achievement. Powermat will discuss technology creation to further unlock wireless charging capacity, and will expedite the development of the charging infrastructure”
With this connecting, Powermat has come to be one of those over 360 businesses which encourage the Qi standard such as tech giants such as Apple, Samsung, LG Electronics, Delphi amongst others.
Meanwhile, the Menno Treffers, Chairman, WPC stated, “By linking WPC, it [Powermat] further combines the radio charging ecosystem supporting the Qi international benchmark, which will accelerate wireless charging adoption and also make it even more convenient for customers to use wireless charging wherever they move.”
Catering to the emerging requirement for wireless charging fittings, many companies were battling with a standards war. The significant struggle was between AirFuel Alliance, where Powermat was part, and Wireless Power Consortium, programmers of this Qi wireless charging benchmark. While computer makers favoured AirFuel, WPC and the Qi standard has been supported by mobile manufacturers. Apple meanwhile remained at the fence for quite a while and didn’t present the technology.