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WiTricity acquires Qualcomm's automotive wireless charging platform

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February 12, 2019
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by Chloe Holzinger
Truly disruptive

The acquisition instantly turns WiTricity into the only automotive wireless charging company in the game, as all other wireless charging companies targeting mobility applications are significantly lacking in either technical or business development, if not both. In addition to its extensive existing patent portfolio on resonant magnetic charging systems, WiTricity now owns all of the IP for Qualcomm's Halo system, which currently achieves slightly higher efficiency ratings than WiTricity's system and has already been commercialized for the Mercedes S-Class. WiTricity now has no direct competitors and holds the vast majority of all automotive wireless charging patents around the world.

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