Michael Eckert brings 18 years of engineering development experience
PLEASANTON, Calif., March 25, 2014 – PowerbyProxi, (www.powerbyproxi.com) developer of the world’s most advanced and safest wireless power systems, today announced it has hired a new Vice President of Engineering, Michael Eckert. Eckert joins from Tracking-Point and brings 18 years’ experience running complex engineering development efforts and will be based in PowerbyProxi’s Auckland, New Zealand, office. Prior to that, Eckert led Motorola’s Silicon Technology development where he was instrumental in the development and commercialization of Motorola’s mobile WiMAX and later its LTE chipset solutions.
“Michael brings broad technical and management experience leading large teams in international multi-disciplined R&D efforts,” said Greg Cross, Executive Chairman and CEO of PowerbyProxi. “We have increased our engineering team by 64% over the past year and are thrilled to have a strong leader like Michael to help guide that team through the next phase of our growth,” said Cross.
Securing partnerships with global leaders including Samsung, TI and TE Connectivity, to name but a few, PowerbyProxi continues to demonstrate its position as an early innovator and market leader in developing resonant power solutions for CE devices and reliable robust solutions for industrial applications. PowerbyProxi’s heritage in building large scale, mission critical wireless power applications for the industrial sector uniquely positions the company to help drive the adoption of wireless power in the consumer electronics industry.
“Working at PowerbyProxi offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth of wireless power with a company backed by a strong IP portfolio leading the widespread adoption of this technology,” said Michael Eckert, vice president of engineering, PowerbyProxi. “We are pushing the boundaries for higher power and distance for CE and industrial applications and have access to some of the smartest wireless power experts in the world from The University of Auckland – I’m really excited about the capabilities of the team,” said Eckert.
PowerbyProxi’s wireless power technologies can work across any standard being used and developed globally. PowerbyProxi is a key contributor to the development of a highly resonant, user convenient wireless charging standard for CE devices.
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 198 patents worldwide. For more information visit: www.powerbyproxi.com