The two groups that set wireless charging standards for countertops, furniture and other applications announced a merger.

The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA), combined, bridging two core wireless charging technologies. The announcement comes just before NeoCon 2015, the furnishings show at which wireless charging stations for hotels and offices is expected to carry a  high profile.

The transaction establishes a charging standard supporting a wide range of consumer, medical, military and industrial applications. The merged organization, as yet unnamed, says it will be dedicated to building a global wireless charging ecosystem based on best in industry inductive and resonant based wireless charging.

Key leaders and contributors within all working groups including technical, testing and certification, regulatory and marketing. Since the announcement of the merger letter of intent at the International Consumer Electronics Show in January 2015.

"The combination of equal partners in support of a vision for wireless power with an initial focus on consumer applications is on schedule and provides a clear path for industry to shift to volume
economics," says Dr. Kamil Grajski, Board Chair and President, Alliance for Wireless Power. 

“This new organization is uniquely positioned to accelerate and grow the wireless charging market," says Ron Resnick, President, Power Matters Alliance. With deep leadership expertise in wireless power and other innovative technologies, A4WP president Dr. Kamil Grajski and PMA president Ron Resnick will remain in executive positions as chairman and president, respectively. Under the merged board, the organization says it supports today’s most popular devices while paving the way for enhancements in scalability and intelligence. The new organization boasts over 170 member companies.

Board member companies AT&T, Broadcom, Flextronics, Gill Electronics, Integrated Device, Technologies, Intel, MediaTek, Powermat Technologies, Procter & Gamble, Qualcomm, Samsung
Electronics, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Starbucks and WiTricity.

 

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