|[February 11, 2014]
WiTricity Joins the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) to Commercialize Resonant Wireless Power
WATERTOWN, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
the leader in developing and deploying wireless power systems that
deliver power safely and efficiently over distance, today announced that
it has joined the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) as a board member.
As the holder of the foundational patents for highly resonant wireless
power transfer over distance, WiTricity technology is part of the
backbone of the A4WP's new Rezence™ specification for wireless power
transfer based on this magnetic resonance.
WiTricity's highly resonant wireless power transfer technology enables a
host of unique benefits, including simultaneous charging of multiple
devices with differing power requirements, and 'spatial freedom' for
additional reach in the z-direction, eliminating the hassle of accurate
coil alignment - all on a single charging surface or in a charging
In joining the A4WP, WiTricity brings not only its expertise in
designing and developing highly resonant wireless power transfer
solutions, but also an openness to license its fundamental technology
for use with the Rezence specification so that the Rezence specification
can be widely adopted and deployed across an ever-widening range of
"WiTricity has been designing and developing systems based on highly
resonant wireless power transfer for a number of years, and our list of
licensees extends across the automotive, consumer electronics, medical,
industrial, and military markets," said Eric Giler, CEO of WiTricity.
"By taking an active role in the A4WP, we aim to accelerate the adoption
of WiTricity' technology in the electronics that consumers rely on
every day, and we're excited to lead the way to a wireless tomorrow."
Since its founding in 2007, WiTricity has secured $45 Million in funding
from major global powerhouses, including Intel (News - Alert), Foxconn/Hon Hai, Toyota,
Schlumberger, and Haier. In addition, a number of companies have
licensed WiTricity's technology including Toyota, the world's largest
automotive manufacturer; Foxconn, the world's largest electronics
contract manufacturer; semiconductor firm MediaTek (News - Alert); medical devices
leader Thoratec; Delphi, the global supplier of technologies for the
automotive and commercial vehicle markets; and IHI leader of industrial,
construction, energy, and automotive products and systems.
WiTricity recently showcased the first iPhone
5/5s wireless charging system using their technology at the Consumer
Electronics Show (CES (News - Alert)) earlier this year, and that reference design will
be immediately made available to the A4WP group. In addition to
accelerating their activities in the consumer electronics space,
WiTricity will continue to design, develop, and deploy their highly
resonant wireless power technology in the automotive, industrial,
medical and military markets.
WiTricity is the industry leader in wireless electricity delivered over
distance and holds the foundational patents for Highly Resonant Wireless
Power Transfer technology. The company was founded in 2007 to
commercialize an exciting new technology for wireless electricity
invented by world-renowned physicists from the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology (MIT (News - Alert)). With a growing list of global licensees in
industries including consumer electronics, automotive, medical devices
and defense, WiTricity has emerged as the leader in highly resonant
wireless power transfer. For more information, visit www.witricity.com.
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