BlackBerry, NEC, Texas Instruments, ZTE, and Dozens More Drive Exponential Growth for PMA.

  BlackBerry, NEC, Texas Instruments, ZTE, and Dozens More Drive Exponential                                Growth for PMA.  Power Matters Alliance Grows 50% in 30 Days  PR Newswire  BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 26, 2013  BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --(Mobile World Congress) --Big names in the mobile world continued the surge in support for thePower Matters Alliance (PMA), the world's leading ecosystem and standard for wireless power.  Following recent announcements of support by AT&T, Starbucks, Otterbox, IDT, NXP and many others, the Power Matters Alliance today announced that BlackBerry, NEC, Texas Instruments, ZTE, and dozens more have joined its membership role in the past month alone.  "We're excited to see the momentum behind the PMA," said Jeff Howard, Vice President, Mobile Devices and Accessories at AT&T, and a PMA Board member. "The PMA membership has created an industry standard for wireless power and with that continues to move towards creating a real world ecosystem that turns our standard into a new reality for consumers worldwide."  PMA was founded byPowermatTechnologies andProcter & Gamblein 2012; Google'sChief Internet Evangelist, Vint Cerf, is its Honorary Chairman, and its board includes representatives fromAT&T, Duracell, Starbucksand the US Government'sEnergy StarandFederal Communications Commission(both in non-voting capacity).The PMA's efforts to set a global standard for smart and environmental wireless power operates under the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections program – and PMA members are working to create a real-world ecosystem of wireless power based on the PMA standard.  Attendees of the Mobile World Congress are invited to Hall 7 Stand #7f60 to learn more about the Power Matters Alliance.  About the Power Matters Alliance PMA was founded byPowermatTechnologies andProcter & Gamblein 2012.Google'sVint Cerf – one of the fathers of the Internet – is its Honorary Chairman, and its board includesAT&T, Duracell, Starbucksand the US Government'sEnergy StarandFederal Communications Commission. A wide array of PMA-compliant products are available at leading retailers, and compatible 'wireless charging spots' have been installed at leading airports, stadiums, restaurants, gyms and hair salons. Membership of the PMA is open to all, and its technical specifications are available to all members atwww.powermatters.org.  SOURCE Power Matters Alliance  Website: http://www.powermatters.org Contact: Scott Eisenstein, +1-212-810-6544, scott@powermat.com, or Thea Merkos Ignatiou, +1-212-297-2767, thea@powermat.com