The agreement calls for ON Semiconductor to integrate its efficient power management components with PowerSphyr’s wireless power transfer (WPT) technology, which combines near-field and far-field wireless charging, to create a new class of chipsets targeted at Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
PowerSphyr’s multi-technology wireless power architecture supports RF-to-DC, Magnetic Resonance, as well as backwards compatibility for legacy inductive charging (e.g. Qi, PMA).
The companies expect to develop the world’s first universally compatible wireless charging solutions that support interoperability with the major wireless power standards to allow device charging without cables or connectors. Inside each device enabled by PowerSphyr, there will be a system based on the new application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) with support through ON Semiconductor’s global sales and technical support teams.
Over the long term, PowerSphyr will continue to share future technology with ON Semiconductor to create new opportunities for further semiconductor integration.
“ON Semiconductor is pleased to work with PowerSphyr to develop a new class of ASICs that combine both companies’ proprietary technologies and provide OEMs with an opportunity to improve the consumer experience in wireless charging,” said Bob Klosterboer, executive vice president and general manager of the ON Semiconductor’s Analog Products Group.
“Support from ON Semiconductor’s foundry and global distribution network will accelerate the production of the world’s first universally compatible chipset that drives near-field and far-field seamlessly into a comprehensive solution”, added PowerSphyr’s CEO Neil Ganz in a joint statement.