PMA had issued two specifications for smartphones: The first defines the physical and logical interfaces of an insertable wireless charging card (WiCC). The second specifies the PMA protocol, enabling any compliant-device to charge at select Starbucks locations, Madison Square Gardens, Jay-Z’s 40/40 club, at select Delta Lounges and on the wireless power products sold by major retail chains.
Yes, the goal of the PMA is to offer opportunities for members to take an active role in creating the suite of specifications for advanced power known as Power 2.0. Board member companies run the technical working groups, and each working group is committed to creating a Power 2.0 specification. To insure inter-operability, the Board will also appoint a Chief Architect, who must sign off on all specifications.
Additional technical working groups may be formed by the Board to evaluate and consider new technology or market trends which would benefit from the development of a Power 2.0 specification. These new groups conduct their research and report any findings to the Board. From here, the Board determines whether to form an offic ial working group to develop the necessary specifications. New working groups are created and older working groups may be terminated as market requirements for Power 2.0 standards evolve over time.
The PMA certification group is working towards a 1.0 Certification Program. The 1.0 Certification Program provides members with a set program for ensuring their products are compliant, interoperable and part of an established Power 2.0 ecosystem. The 1.0 Certification Program will include designated logo guidelines as well as a recognized test facility.
Members of the Power Matters Alliance play a central role in defining the future of wireless power, power management and efficient power usage in consumer products. We appreciate our members' time and rely on their intellectual contributions in driving the development of quality Power 2.0 specifications.
If you are interested in becoming a member please contact us to receive a membership packet.
The annual fee is $10,000.