Following an announcement earlier this year, two of the three major wireless charging groups - Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA) - have finally joined forces to form a new combined organization and brand identity called AirFuel Alliance.
"AirFuel technology is the next step in fast-tracking the commercialization of wirelessly charged products," said President of AirFuel Alliance Ron Resnick. "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 new group consists of a total of 195 member companies, including Intel, Samsung, AT&T, and Starbucks. It's major rival is now the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), which has been developing its own Qi standard, already used by several manufactures.