Initiative uses PMA standard for inductive charging
Duracell Powermat today announced the availability of wireless charging stations in select Starbucks stores in the Silicon Valley area. The expansion of the wireless charging evaluation follows a successful test of the technology in a handful of Boston-area Starbucks locations. The stations are compatible with any PMA (Power Matters Alliance) certified devices.
Technology could lead to wireless power for kitchen appliances
DuPont Building Innovations has joined the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) and is working with other PMA members on wireless charging solutions for smartphones and tablets that can be effectively integrated into worktops made with DuPont Corian solid surface, such as that found in the kitchen and bathroom.
Power Matters Alliance gains three new members
AT&T, Google, and Starbucks all announced today that they would be joining the Power Matters Alliance, a consortium of device manufacturers, carriers, and physical establishments committed to the creation of a real-world ecosystem of wireless power. Starbucks will be adding wireless power stations to 17 locations in the Boston area for a limited time in-store trial, while AT&T has begun selling PMA-compatible wireless power cases and charging surfaces in select markets. Google, meanwhile, sees the standard as a means of "doing for power what the Internet did for data."