The Wireless Power Consortium is a group of leading manufacturers in a wide range of industries that understand the untapped potential of wireless charging. WPC members include leading makers of mobile phones, consumer electronics, batteries, semiconductors, components, wireless power technology and infrastructure such as wireless operators, furniture and automotive parts.
In a competitive world, Qi wireless charging is a standard built cooperatively by some of the world’s leading companies.
Founded in 2008, the Wireless Power Consortium has been leading the way in wireless charging with an open standard for all. Here’s a look at some key milestones in our history.
Companies attended the inaugural WPC meeting on Dec. 18, 2008
The first Qi low power specification is published August 2008
The first smart phones using Qi wireless technology were announced in 2011
206 companies now support the Qi standard
The number of products using Qi continues to grow