A4WP, PMA groups to merge, promote wireless charging tech

Two of the three major standards associations pushing technologies for wireless charging have agreed to merge. The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA) said they will come together to "establish an organization that will accelerate the availability and deployment of wireless charging technology on a global scale." The groups said both of their respective technologies would continue to be available so that members could use whichever makes the most sense.

Separately, the Wireless Power Consortium continues to push its Qi-branded wireless charging technology, which combines elements of both inductive and resonance technology. John Perzow, a vice president of development at the Wireless Power Consortium, told The Wall Street Journal that the Wireless Power Consortium was "willing and able" to have discussions about combining its efforts with the newly merged associations. For more, check out this FierceWireless article.