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PowerbyProxi Previews Next Generation Resonant Qi Wireless Charging System

June 9, 2015 / 0 Comments / 200 /

PowerbyProxi, developer of the world’s most advanced and safest wireless power systems, will demonstrate the first Resonant Qi wireless charging system at Computex this week. New functionality offers an advanced approach to wireless charging of smartphone devices, overcoming current limitations like slow charging times, the need for precise placement and the inability to charge multiple devices at once. Resonant Qi remains fully backwards-compatible with existing Qi products, while providing OEMs with a clear path to the benefits offered by resonant technology.

“The Qi standard from the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has become the clear front-runner in the wireless charging standards battle, as evidenced by top brands, including Samsung and IKEA as they integrate the technology in their latest products,” said Greg Cross, CEO of PowerbyProxi. “We have been instrumental in taking the success of Qi, the most widely deployed standard on the market, and evolving it to offer consumers the benefits and functionality that resonant power provides.”

Qi evolution to Resonant 

Resonant Qi is an evolution from the current Inductive Qi technology which is integrated into many of the wireless power devices currently available. PowerbyProxi is a major contributor to the development of the Qi standard and is helping to deliver improved performance for consumers with features including:

Faster Charging time – equivalent to wired chargers: PowerbyProxi’s new Resonant Qi demo delivers increased power, with 7.5 W receivers, as well as an advanced receiver architecture with the highest charging efficiency for resonant systems (>70%). The combination of higher power and greater efficiency delivers faster charging times over current inductive systems.
Spatial freedom – the ability to place your device anywhere on the charging surface: Current options require precise placement on the charging surface, with devices sometimes failing to charge if not aligned correctly. The Resonant Qi system removes this scenario with an expanded coil design allowing charging in multiple positions and orientations, as well as with multiple devices.
Full backwards compatibility to existing Qi technology: Resonant Qi devices will be fully compatible with all Qi products currently on the market.
Object detection: This is the ability to distinguish between foreign and friendly objects, offering an element of safety. Foreign objects can include spare change or keys which can receive heat from chargers that are not designed with PowerbyProxi’s real-time identification technology. This system will identify the device or object placed on the transmitter and determine whether it is safe to supply power.

PowerbyProxi will be located at booth C0324 in the Taiwan World Trade Center building in Hall 1, on the first floor.

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Linear Technology Corporation & PowerbyProxi Announce Partnership

October 7, 2013 / 0 Comments / 235 /

Linear Technology Corporation & PowerbyProxi Announce Partnership to Bring Wireless Power Transfer to Demanding Markets

MILPITAS, Calif. & PLEASANTON, Calif.–()–Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: LLTC) and PowerbyProxi (www.powerbyproxi.com) today announced that they have been working in partnership to develop wireless power systems for use in a range of applications and environments. As a first result of that partnership, Linear Technology today introduced the LTC4120 integrated circuit that combines a wireless power receiver with a full-featured battery charger to implement the receiver side of a complete wireless power transfer system – a first for the company and a revolutionary product for wireless battery charging. The chip implements PowerbyProxi’s patented Dynamic Harmonization Control (DHC) technology, which allows for dynamic load management across the power transfer interface to increase transmission range, reduce sensitivity to misalignment and to overcome the thermal issues that typically plague wireless receiver designs. The LTC4120 works with a range of transmitter solutions, including those manufactured by PowerbyProxi.

LTC4120-based wireless power systems are targeted at demanding industrial and military applications, including handheld medical devices, portable diagnostic equipment, lighting and signaling equipment and any applications where a fully-sealed unit is required for waterproof, sanitary or no-spark operation.

“We chose to partner with PowerbyProxi due to their proven track record in creating wireless power solutions for the most challenging environments,” said, Lothar Meier, CEO, Linear Technology Corporation. “Their wireless power transmission IP is an enabling technology and an important addition to our existing power management portfolio. By allowing the transfer of power through air gaps or even solid objects, PowerbyProxi has significantly extended our capabilities.”

“We have long admired Linear Technology’s leadership in the development of advanced power management ICs for broad performance-driven applications,” said Greg Cross, CEO, PowerbyProxi. “Linear’s LTC4120 receiver IC, coupled with advanced PowerbyProxi transmit solutions, will satisfy the most difficult application environments,” said Cross.

Prospective customers wishing to learn more should visit www.linear.com/product/LTC4120.

About PowerbyProxi

PowerbyProxi has developed the world’s most advanced and safest wireless power system. We give consumer electronics and industrial product designers the freedom to wirelessly transfer efficient power in the most difficult places: from a miniaturized receiver inside an AA battery to a mission critical solution in the demanding and hostile environment of a wind turbine control system. PowerbyProxi has worked with customers on over 50 real world projects and built its deep technical know-how by initially focusing on complex industrial applications. We have also created the first commercial wireless recharging system capable of 3D power transfer, regardless of how the device is positioned in the recharging unit. PowerbyProxi is a spin-out of the University of Auckland’s world-leading engineering department and holds an unrivaled patent portfolio with 126 patents issued worldwide. For more information visit: www.powerbyproxi.com.

About Linear Technology

Linear Technology Corporation, a member of the S&P 500, has been designing, manufacturing and marketing a broad line of high performance analog integrated circuits for major companies worldwide for over three decades. The Company’s products provide an essential bridge between our analog world and the digital electronics in communications, networking, industrial, automotive, computer, medical, instrumentation, consumer, and military and aerospace systems. Linear Technology produces power management, data conversion, signal conditioning, RF and interface ICs, µModule® subsystems, and wireless sensor network products. For more information, visit www.linear.com.

LT, LTC, LTM, µModule and Linear bug are registered trademarks of Linear Technology Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

PowerbyProxi Announces $4 Million in Strategic Funding From Samsung Ventures

September 30, 2013 / 1 Comments / 380 /

Michael Pachos from Samsung Ventures joins PowerbyProxi’s board

PLEASANTON, Calif., September 30, 2013 –PowerbyProxi, (www.powerbyproxi.com) developer of the world’s most advanced and safest wireless charging system, today announced it has received $4 million in funding from Samsung Ventures Investment Corporation (SVIC). Michael Pachos from SVIC joins PowerbyProxi’s board. This brings the total value of the company’s Series C financing to over $9 million following an announcement earlier this year that PowerbyProxi had raised $5 million from TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) and existing investor, Movac. PowerbyProxi also announced a strategic partnership with Samsung Electro-Magnetics (see separate release dated September 30, 2013).

SVIC is the global investment arm of the Samsung Group, the leading global player in areas that range from mobile devices and flat-panel displays to chemicals and life insurance. This investment marks its first in the wireless power industry. PowerbyProxi and Samsung also announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnership (see separate press release dated September 30, 2013).

“Receiving this investment from the world’s leading consumer electronics brand is a clear endorsement of our wireless power IP portfolio,” said Greg Cross, chairman and CEO, PowerbyProxi. “Samsung’s shareholding reinforces our leading position in wireless power transfer and will help us both serve our customers better,” said Cross.

Unlike other wireless power companies, PowerbyProxi’s business is focused on two key areas: consumer electronics and industrial applications. The investment from SVIC is a strategic complement to PowerbyProxi’s relationship with TE Connectivity, one of the largest and most influential companies in the industrial connector markets.

“We believe that wireless power transfer is going to significantly change the way consumers use and interact with their devices at home and on the go,” said Michael Pachos, senior investment manager, Samsung Ventures America. “Our investment in PowerbyProxi is consistent with our strategy to work closely with established market leaders. PowerbyProxi is a technology leader and has built a significant business in the wireless power transfer space. The company has demonstrated both a technical and business vision in driving the adoption of wireless power transfer and we look forward to contributing to its progress,” said Pachos.

PowerbyProxi is also an active contributing member of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Steering Committee and committed to developing an advanced and safe standard for wireless charging. Tony Francesca, vice president, Business Development, Consumer Technologies at PowerbyProxi, has been appointed chairman of a WPC task force designed to define a wireless power resonant extension to the Qi specification. The key goal of the task force is to deliver a better user experience through spatial freedom and multi-device charging for smartphones, tablets and many other product categories.

Samsung Electro-Mechanics and PowerbyProxi Announce Strategic Partnership

September 30, 2013 / 0 Comments / 395 /

Marks first wireless power partnership for Samsung Electro-Mechanics

SEOUL, Korea and PLEASANTON, Calif., September 30, 2013Samsung Electro-Mechanics, a world-leading producer of high-tech integrated components of electronics and mechanical devices for all electrical devices, and PowerbyProxi, developer of the world’s most advanced and safest wireless power system, today announced they have entered into a strategic partnership licensing PowerbyProxi’s consumer electronics (CE) and home appliance wireless power IP and technology. PowerbyProxi also announced it has received $4 million in strategic funding from Samsung Ventures Investment Corporation (see separate release dated September 30, 2013).

Since 2000, Samsung Electro-Mechanics has focused on the digital parts industry based on high frequency, software and design/production technology and has become recognized as a leading global electronic components manufacturer. The company’s vision is to create the future of the digital world through cutting-edge technologies and components.

“Our research identified PowerbyProxi as a leader in wireless power technology based on its expertise, track record and comprehensive patent portfolio,” said Vice President, Hugh Kim, Director of Wireless Charging Development, Samsung Electro-Mechanics. “We are excited to work together on innovative consumer products that will raise the bar for our industry.”

The announcement signals Samsung Electro-Mechanics’ commitment to wireless power and wireless charging as a key technology for the future of CE and home appliances. Through its partnership with PowerbyProxi the company will be able to produce reliable and advanced wireless power solutions that will provide a new generation of functionality for electronic parts’ manufacturers to offer to their customers.

“This is a major agreement for us in the consumer electronics market and enables us to leverage our wireless power technology and IP to deliver the best user experience to a mass audience,” said Fady Mishriki Co-Founder and EVP at PowerbyProxi. “SEMCO’s extensive due diligence clearly demonstrates that the strength of our IP and engineering capabilities solve many of the technical challenges limiting current versions of wireless power. Our partnership is further evidence that wireless power and charging are fast becoming mainstream,” said Mishriki.

About PowerbyProxi

PowerbyProxi has developed the world’s most advanced and safest wireless power system. We give consumer electronics and industrial product designers the freedom to wirelessly transfer efficient power in the most difficult places: from a miniaturized receiver inside a AA battery to a mission critical solution in the demanding and hostile environment of a wind turbine control system. PowerbyProxi has worked with customers on over 50 real world projects and built its deep technical know-how by initially focusing on complex industrial applications. We have also created the first commercial wireless recharging system capable of 3D power transfer, regardless of how the device is positioned in the recharging unit. PowerbyProxi is a spin-out of the University of Auckland’s world-leading engineering department and holds an unrivaled patent portfolio with 126 patents issued worldwide. For more information visit: www.powerbyproxi.com.

About Samsung Electro-Mechanics

Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEM) has remained dedicated to developing and producing essential electronic parts since 1973. Over the years, advanced technology and superior competitiveness have enabled SEM to join the ranks of the industry elite. SEM started out by making components for TVs and other audio-video products. Next, SEM worked on applying our technologies related to materials, wireless RF components, power supplies, and precision “mechatronics” (mechanics and electronics interface) to develop new parts and components. Today, SEM’s PCB, chip components, camera modules, power supplies, tuners, network modules, and motors are being intensively cultivated into the world’s very best.

In addition, the evolution of information technology is accelerating SEM’s development of parts that are more energy efficient and friendlier to the environment, and SEM’s competencies are being focused on seeking out new business areas with future growth potential such as ubiquitous sensor & module, automotive.

Internships have now closed for the year

September 16, 2013 / 0 Comments / 105 /

We have now closed off applications and offered all positions for our Hardware and Embedded internships for this year.  We wish to thank everyone who showed interest and applied for internships – the level of applicants this year has been very high.  We will be sure to post further updates on the next round of internships and other positions on our website and through our social media channels, so please follow us!

Seeking Field Applications Engineers

September 8, 2013 / 0 Comments / 113 /

We are seeking candidates for a Field Applications Engineer (FAE) position in both our Consumer Electronics and Industrial divisions.

The Field Applications Engineer (FAE) position is part of the customer facing organization providing support for pre-sales and post-sales to our Business Development and Sales Team.  The FAE will provide technical expertise in creating demand for PowerbyProxi products, qualifying prospects, achieving design-wins, and on-going support to existing customers throughout their product life-cycles.

Both positions require candidates to be able to travel internationally with the CE position based out of San Jose, California and the Industrial division position based in Silicon Valley.

Consumer Electronics division:

For more information, or to apply for the FAE position in our Consumer Electronics division, please follow the link here.

Industrial division:

For more information, or to apply for the FAE position in our Industrial division, please follow the link here.

 

PowerbyProxi to preview highly resonant technology with Qi compatibility at Computex 2013

June 3, 2013 / 0 Comments / 130 /

Wireless power leader demonstrates expertise with full spatial freedom and multi-device charging

PowerbyProxi, in partnership with the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), will demonstrate the next evolution of Qi at Computex 2013, June 4-8, 2013, in Taipei, Taiwan. The company will reveal a sneak peek of PowerbyProxi’s highly resonant technology showing full spatial freedom, simultaneous charging of multiple devices and interoperability with the existing Qi specification.

PowerbyProxi is a leading developer and proven supplier of wireless power solutions who joined the WPC in mid-May. “Our goal is to share our expertise and intellectual property to help advance the technical capabilities of the Qi standard and ultimately provide the best experience for the consumer,” said Fady Mishriki, EVP and Chief Technology Officer of PowerbyProxi. “By revealing this prototype at Computex, we’re illustrating how quickly we’ve begun to contribute to the WPC with plans to extend specifications and ensure backward compatibility with the existing Qi ecosystem.”

PowerbyProxi will be offering the sneak preview of their highly resonant technology at the WPC booth, G436, in Exhibition Hall 3 at the Taipei World Trade Center June 4-8, 2013.

PowerbyProxi presenting at The University of Auckland on 13th May

May 3, 2013 / 0 Comments / 126 /

PowerbyProxi will be returning to its roots and looking to recruit some of the country’s best and brightest EEE, Computer Systems and Mechatronics students at a special presentation at the University of Auckland Engineering School on Monday the 13th May.

The presentation will be fronted by CEO Fady Mishriki and allow students the opportunity to chat with several recent recruits and team members about their experiences of working at the one of the fastest growing high-tech companies in New Zealand.

The presentation will take place from 6 – 8pm on Monday the 13th of May in the Engineering School, room 403.404. Food and drinks will be provided.

For more information please contact us at careers@powerbyproxi.com or if you would like to attend, please RSVP to Kevin Healey (Employment Manager at the UoA Engineering School) at k.healey@auckland.ac.nz.

 

PowerbyProxi enjoys busy night at MobileFocus Global

March 5, 2013 / 0 Comments / 174 /

Barcelona, Spain

Pepcom’s MobileFocus Global event kicked off the Mobile World Congress expo in Barcelona last week, with record numbers for both exhibitors and attendees. Amidst the sounds of live Spanish guitars, over 570 journalists and analysts from 40 countries poured into the Palau de Congressos to watch demos and from 62 of the world’s leading innovators in wireless technology.

PowerbyProxi was represented by the two person team of VP Business Development for Consumer Technologies Tony Francesca, and our media aide for the week Bridget Fishleigh.  From all reports the event was a great success with Tony fielding over 30 interviews during the night and talking to journalists well past the 10pm finish and even as Bridget was leaving at 11.30.  Some of these have been written up and published – check out our news page.

Comparatively we attracted a lot more interest than the two wireless consortiums who were also exhibiting at the show which is always a nice little victory to have.

A small collection of photos from the night is included below.

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PowerbyProxi gears up for Mobile World Congress 2013

February 15, 2013 / 7 Comments / 125 /

Hot on the heels of our highly successful trip to Vegas for CES, the team is gearing up for the next big event for consumer electronics with Mobile World Congress 2013.

Mobile World Congress is the world’s premier mobile industry conference and exposition and is being held in Barcelona from the 25th through to 28th of February.  The annual show features a who’s who of mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world.

Much like CES last month, MWC2013 represents an ideal forum for PowerbyProxi to get in front some of the key decision makers and innovators in the CE industry and again showcase our leadership in the development of wireless charging technology for mobile devices.

For this year’s show, PowerbyProxi will take part in the MobileFocus Global PepCom media event being held on the evening of the 24th.  MobileFocus Global provides an opportunity for vendors to promote their technology ahead of MWC proper and attracts hundreds of media from dozens of countries. We were part of this event at CES and found it provided fantastic exposure to range of media who gather as part of the wider show.

Keep an eye on our webpage and social media pages for updates as we prepare for the 24th.

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