The Wireless Power Consortium announced the use of the logo “Qi” (pronounced “chee”, meaning “energy flow”) as the first universal wireless power standard logo. Also announced is the release of 0.95 technical specification of the international wireless charging standard.
Camille Tang, Co-Chair, Wireless Power Consortium, Promotion Work Group said the name “Qi”, referring to “vital energy” in Asian philosophy, was chosen to represent the international low power standard following consumer research conducted in five countries.
Under the Consortium’s plans, all electronic devices bearing the “Qi” symbol can be charged on any charging pad or surface marked with the same “Qi” logo. Currently in the market, you can find several wireless charging products such as the WildCharge and Palm Pre’s Touchstone.