Subject: General Tech | November 4, 2015 - 01:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Qi, wireless power, Airfuel Alliance, Wireless Power Consortium
We have seen several solutions for wirelessly charging your mobile devices emerge recently which cause some to worry this would create an ecosystem of incompatible solutions. Today two of the major players in Wireless Power merged to form the Airfuel Alliance. Those two players were supported by Broadcom, Intel, Samsung and several others while the WPC is backed by big names such as Microsoft, Motorola, Philips and Qualcomm. WPC's branding is Qi, while AA's members use a mix of magnetic resonance and induction systems with Rezence being their widest known branding. Currently there are products such as the Apple watch which use Qi, with Intel prototyping charging stations using AA's solutions. With only two major players left there is much less chance of this particular market fragmenting and becoming frustrating for consumers. Read on at The Register for more.
"The battle for wireless power supremacy is now a straight fight between two groups following the merger of the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) into the Airfuel Alliance."
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