Critical Milestone Achieved in Launch of New Industry Standard for Wireless Charging
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 20, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has released the Qi2 standard with the approval of the Qi v. 2.0 Interface Specification by its Board of Directors. The release of the standard paves the way for WPC to establish a Qi2 Certification Program, enabling member companies to certify products as compatible with the standard.
The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) announced its intention to release the new standard at CES 2023, where it received three Best of Show awards from popular tech media publications. Now formally released, the new standard will unify the industry under one global standard and provide consumers with enhanced convenience and efficiency for mobile devices and wearables.
The Qi2 (pronounced ‘chee two’) standard will replace its predecessor, Qi, in a rapidly expanding market where about one billion devices – transmitters and receivers – will be sold worldwide in 2023. Qi will provide consumers with more energy efficient and faster charging of their smartphones and other portable electronic devices. The standard will also further expand the wireless charging market by opening the market to new accessories that wouldn’t be chargeable using current flat surface-to-flat surface devices.
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