Wireless power leader expands management team with technology veteran, Gary Wong
PLEASANTON, Calif., August 11, 2015 – PowerbyProxi, (www.powerbyproxi.com) developer of the world’s most advanced and safest wireless power systems, today announced it has hired a new Chief Financial Officer, Gary Wong. He joins from Fusion Electronics, a New Zealand-based hardware company acquired by Garmin in 2014. Wong will focus on implementing strategies to address the challenges within the semiconductor space while delivering the product development demanded by a fast moving industry.
“Gary brings broad experience in CE hardware having been a key executive under one of the leading entrepreneurs in the space,” said Greg Cross, Executive Chairman and CEO of PowerbyProxi. “We’re thrilled to add his expertise to a team as we continue to advance wireless power by solving the hurdles to consumer and industrial adoption,” said Cross.
PowerbyProxi is currently the driving force behind developing the Qi standard for consumer devices. This approach offers OEMs and ODMs significant advantages in the delivery of wireless charging capabilities. Already in 2015, the company has shown industry-leading efficiency of over 70% and is working with the Wireless Power Consortium to offer resonant capabilities within the popular Qi standard. Resonant Qi will include end user benefits such as faster charging times, spatial freedom and foreign object detection. These crucial features provide a direct path to consumer adoption for hardware makers.
“Its an exciting opportunity to join the leader in wireless power, working to set a standard for the whole industry ,” said Gary Wong, chief financial officer, PowerbyProxi. “PowerbyProxi’s accomplishments in Industrial and CE applications has built the strongest IP portfolio in the industry of more than 300 patents. Leading OEMs look to us to see what’s possible, and I look forward to working with the team to deliver on that,” said Wong.
PowerbyProxi is a leader in advanced, safe, wireless power solutions for consumer electronics (CE) and industrial markets. Our resonant technologies deliver a better consumer experience with full spatial freedom and multi-device charging, and solve mission-critical problems in demanding, hostile industrial environments. We license technologies and deliver modules to battery and semiconductor suppliers, OEMs/ODMs and system integrators, with proven highly resonant implementations ranging from less than one watt to multiple kilowatts. PowerbyProxi is a venture-backed company spun out of The University of Auckland—an internationally recognized leader in wireless power innovation—and holds a comprehensive portfolio of 300+ patents worldwide. For more information visit: www.powerbyproxi.com.