WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer, announced the acquisition from Qualcomm Incorporated and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. of certain technology platform and IP assets, which will bring over 1,500 patents and patent applications related to wireless charging that WiTricity will own or control. Through the transaction, Qualcomm Incorporated will become a minority WiTricity shareholder.
We live in a connected world: It is only a matter of time before
hundreds of billions of connected IoT devices and sensors provide mankind with
ubiquitous information… or is it really? What is certain is that key issues remain
to be solved for these optimistic projections to be realised, and energy supply
is one of them: how can these billions or even trillions of devices be powered,
sustainably and cost-effectively asks Mathieu Bellanger, CTO of Lightricity?