History of the Wireless Power Consortium

The Wireless Power Consortium held its first meeting on December 18, 2008, in Hong Kong.

Membership has steadily grown, from 8 companies at the start, to 170 companies in September 2013.

Growth of WPC membership

The Wireless Power Consortium published the Qi low power specification in August 2009, 18 months aftter the first meeting. The first product was certified in September 2009. In September 2013 more than 330 different products were certified.

The first mobile phones with integrated Qi receivers were announced at CTIA in March 2011 and by NTT-Docomo in May 2011.

In September 2013 wireless charging was supported by 55 mobile phones.