Powermat gives way to the standard Qi
The fight is over: there is only a great standard of wireless charging in the world and is the standard Qi. Powermat, the only rival able to confront Qi has given up and is joined in the consortium WPC.
Consumers have lived with the more standard wireless charging for about six years, but those days are almost finished. Powermat, the only contender to the dominant Qi, has joined the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), and now supports his rival. “The Qi has become the standard in wireless charging market dominant and the line of iPhone recently launched is evidence of this success,” said Powermat in a note. “We will share the technological innovation to unlock further the potential of wireless charging, and we will accelerate the growth of the infrastructure of wireless charging.”
Powermat was already in difficulties, but the Apple support the standard Qi has practically defined his destiny. The company was forced to upgrade its chargers to support the standard Qi in various locations in order to help Apple's customers.
Until a few years ago, there were essentially three standards: the Alliance for Wireless Power, Power Matters Alliance and Qi, which was already the player dominant. The first two were merged to form the alliance Airfuel in 2015, Powermat was the main protagonist. Powermat says, today, that will work on the development of future technologies that allow greater power and greater freedom, while maintaining backward compatibility with the ecosystem of the Qi. This would enormously simplify the market, making it infinitely easier for consumers, especially for those not very informed, to choose a wireless charger for your device.
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