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Qi Wireless wins the race

Qi Wireless wins the race
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Christian Boas

Qi Wireless has virtually won the battle over the prevailing wireless charging standard. Because the only serious competitor, Powermat, has thrown in the towel and joins the standing behind Qi Wireless Wireless Power Consortium.

Powermat will be merged with the Qi standard in the medium term. So far, Powermat was an advocate of the competing Airfuel Alliance, which itself was created in 2014 from a merger of the Power Matters Alliance and Alliance for Wireless Power. By opting to put Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone X on the Qi-Wireless charging standard, the race between the two contactless charging technologies has been decided in favor of QI, and Powermat’s Airfuel Alliance has now retired.

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