Automotive Tier 1 Power Electronics Supplier to Commercialize Wireless Charging Systems for Electric Vehicles
Watertown, Mass.– April 30, 2015 – WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, today announced an intellectual property licensing agreement with BRUSA Elektronik AG, a leading global supplier of advanced power electronics for electrified vehicles. Under the terms of the agreement, BRUSA will license WiTricity’s patented intellectual property to commercialize efficient, high-performance wireless charging systems for carmakers that will enable next generation electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) to charge effortlessly by simply parking over a BRUSA wireless charging pad.
Carmakers around the world have identified wireless charging as a key differentiator in the marketplace because of the convenience it will offer vehicle owners. BRUSA’s “ICS” wireless charging system, utilizing WiTricity’s patented technology, can transfer power to a vehicle safely and at high efficiency, eliminating the need for the charging cables required by existing electrified vehicles. WiTricity and BRUSA are both working with a number of international standards organizations to develop standards for wireless charging systems with the goal of ensuring interoperability of wireless charging systems for EVs and PHEVs on a global basis.
“During the past year, several leading European and Japanese carmakers have publicly announced plans to introduce wireless charging for next-generation electrified vehicles,” said WiTricity CEO Alex Gruzen. “BRUSA is well positioned to be a Tier 1 supplier to these carmakers, and we look forward to the introduction of vehicles equipped with BRUSA wireless charging systems.”
WiTricity Corporation provides the foundational technology to enable wireless power transfer over distance using magnetic resonance. Through deep domain expertise, a strong IP portfolio and an extensive reference design library, WiTricity works with innovative companies to incorporate WiTricity technology in their products and solutions. With a growing list of global licensees in the consumer electronics, automotive, medical devices and defense industries, the company has emerged as the leader in wireless power transfer over distance. For more information, visit www.witricity.com, or follow WiTricity on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.
About BRUSA Elektronik AG
BRUSA is a leading supplier of advanced power electronics for electrified vehicles, based in Sennwald, Switzerland. It was established in 1985 and has delivered products to nearly every carmaker that is active in electrified vehicles. Advanced electric traction drive systems, highly efficient DC/DC power converters and battery chargers, controllers of high-speed motors and mobile power electronics are among the solutions that BRUSA is delivering to carmakers world-wide. BRUSA’s wireless charging system for electrified vehicles was presented with a prestigious 2013 eCarTec Award by the State of Bavaria, Germany. For more information see www.brusa.biz.
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