Merged Wireless Charging Group Now Called AirFuel Alliance
The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA), which merged in July, now will be known under one new name.Almost four months after officially merging in July, the wireless charging groups The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) have announced that they are now known collectively as the AirFuel Alliance. In January when the pending merger was first unveiled and in July when the merger was completed, a new name for the organization had not yet been selected, but was expected by the end of this year. With its new name and mission of working as one organization, the AirFuel Alliance says it will continue to push for the improvement and development of wireless charging standards for consumer and business mobile devices. "AirFuel technology is the next step in fast-tracking the commercialization of wirelessly charged products," Ron Resnick, the president of the group, said in a Nov. 3 statement. "We embrace a new, inclusive ideal of wireless charging and those member companies within AirFuel Alliance are energized towards bringing wireless power products to consumers globally."
The group says it will work to accelerate the impact of wireless power transfer technology through inductive, resonant and future standards to benefit all users, device makers and other related groups. The AirFuel Alliance has 195 member companies so far, including AT&T, Broadcom, Duracell, Flextronics, Gill Electronics, Integrated Device Technologies, Intel, MediaTek, ON Semiconductor, Powermat Technologies, Qualcomm Inc., Samsung Electronics, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Semtech, Starbucks and WiTricity.