Chip makers Texas Instruments and Integrated Device Technology joust for position in the wireless charging market.  With the advent of Qi and PMA as opposing and incompatible charger technologies the industry saw a period of uncertainty over which standard would finally make it into the mainstream.  It’s all up in the air (no pun intended) at present, but the goliath coffee giant Starbucks might have just made the decision for us.  Like they did with WiFi, Starbucks is a major influencer in technology adoption and their decision to add Powermat spots (PMA standard) might just become the norm moving forward. More…..

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