Ex-BlackBerry CEO Heins resigns from wireless charging company
Heins, who stepped down as BlackBerry CEO in 2013, resigned as CEO of wireless charging company Powermat. The company confirmed the move, which was part of a broader revamp and settled a long-standing dispute between investors, on Monday.
Powermat champions one of the key standards in wireless charging, but drama had distracted the company from making that capability more broadly available. The other hitch is a rival standard called Qi, which boasts a larger number of devices that embrace its technology. The incompatibility between the two has been one of the key hurdles to mainstream adoption of wireless charging.
Powermat said the resolution allowed for additional funding from its key shareholders.