Flextronics and Powermat Technologies have announced a strategic agreement aimed at bringing state-of-the-art wireless power to electronics of all kinds, and to consumers worldwide.
Powermat technologies have already been adopted by major global players including AT&T General Motors, Procter & Gamble and Starbucks. The Power Matters Alliance (PMA), a wireless power standard and ecosystem, has also incorporated Powermat’s technology as a basis for its own open standard.
Flextronics is a global providers of end-to-end supply chain solutions for electronics; designing and manufacturing devices used by billions of consumers. Its power supply division, Flextronics Power, is a provider in the mobile charging industry and will fully leverage their expertise in research, development, manufacturing and IP to enable innovative wireless power for smartphones, tablets, wearable electronics, notebooks and other applications.
“We have concluded that wireless power is the next big wave in mobility. Starting with smart phones and tablets, this new technology will eventually transform how people charge electronics of all kinds,” said Chris Cook, president of Flextronics Power. “We plan to bring our unmatched scale and know how to ensure PMA technology is ramped-up, costed-down, and rolled out in a way that brings excellent value to both customers and end users.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Flextronics has made a strategic investment in Powermat, and the parties will collaborate closely on the design, manufacturing and go-to-market of wireless charging solutions for mobile OEMs.