WiTricity gains wireless charging licensees

WiTricity gains wireless charging licensees

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

These include Systech Electonics, a Hong Kong based developer of consumer electronics; Daihen Corp., a Japanese maker of robots; and Fishman Transducers Inc., a supplier of acoustic pickups for stringed musical instruments.

WiTricity was founded in 2007 to commercialize technology developed by company founder Professor Marin Soljacic to enable wireless power transfer over distance using magnetic resonance.

Primarily addressing the Greater China market, Systech will offer design and manufacturing services for OEMs looking to integrate wireless charging based on WiTricity’s intellectual property into its products and systems for shipment worldwide.

While Systech is developing consumer applications of WiTricity wireless charging, Daihen has licensed the magnetic resonance technology for use in factory and industrial automation and in particular the Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) and electrical forklift truck market.

Fishman is exploring solutions based on WiTricity technology that will remove the need for charging cords on powered equipment for guitars, violins, cellos, banjos, harps and other stringed instruments.

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