HTC, LG and Samsung Join Power Matters Alliance
AT&T to Integrate PMA Wireless Charging into Their Smartphone Portfolio By
AUSTIN, Texas and DALLAS, April 18, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas and DALLAS, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Five months after
AT&T, Google and Starbucks announced their support for the Power Matters
Alliance (PMA), the momentum behind the PMA continues in full force. HTC, LG
and Samsung, global leaders in consumer electronics, have joined the PMA,
marking a tenfold increase in membership in the past five months. These latest
additions to the PMA roll call are indicative of the quality as well as the
quantity of The PMA membership surge.
PMA is today the standard of choice for wireless charging in public places in
The US. Over 1,500 charging spots have been deployed across a growing number
of Starbucks coffee shops, airports and at iconic places like Madison Square
Garden and The Garden State Plaza Mall. It was recently announced that
Powerkiss, a European leader in wireless charging, is dropping the Qi standard
in favor of PMA installations at their over 1,000 locations across European
airports and train stations – soon to include McDonald's restaurants in Europe
In recent months PMA has also enjoyed broad support on the device-side, with
Blackberry, NEC, Texas Instruments, IDT, NXP, ZTE, Kyocera and accessory
makers Incipio, Sketch and Otterbox all joining its ranks. This trend is
expected to continue and intensify, following AT&T's announcement that they
plan to have PMA-wireless charging integrated into their smartphone portfolio
"We want to welcome HTC, LG and Samsung to the PMA," said Jeff Howard, Vice
President, Mobile Devices and Accessories at AT&T, and a PMA Board member.
"AT&T fully supports the concept of an industry standard for wireless power.
In an effort to move toward making this a reality for consumers worldwide and
in direct support for the public ecosystem roll out led by Powermat, we have
asked our device suppliers to integrate PMA-certified wireless charging
solutions by 2014. In the meantime, we are working with them to deploy
PMA-certified handsets and accessories as quickly as possible."
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About the Power Matters Alliance
The Power Matters Alliance (PMA) associated with a program of the IEEE
Standards Association called Industry Connections is dedicated to creating an
ecosystem and open standard for smart wireless power.
PMA was founded by Powermat Technologies and Procter & Gamble in 2012.
Google's Vint Cerf – one of the fathers of the Internet – is its Honorary
Chairman, and its board includes AT&T, Duracell, Starbucks and the US
Government's Energy Star and Federal 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. For more information and to join the PMA visit
SOURCE Power Matters Alliance
Contact: Scott Eisenstein, +1 212 297 2762, firstname.lastname@example.org
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