JJPlus and EPC Partner on GaN-Based Wireless Charging

October 25, 2016 by Jeff Shepard

In an effort to address the recently announced Taiwan wireless power standards organization's announcement of adopting AirFuelâ„¢ Alliance's resonant wireless charging standard, JJPlus Corporation and Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announce their collaboration to design GaN-based wireless power solutions. In addition to the Taiwan initiative, these designs will have application for wireless charging systems worldwide.

The AirFuelâ„¢ Alliance, a global consortium of industry leaders focused on enabling and accelerating the adoption of wireless power technology, recently signed a Letter of Intent with the Taiwan Association of Information and Communication Standards (TAICS), to establish a wireless charging ecosystem in Taiwan through the introduction of AirFuel's resonant technology standard.

Commenting at the signing of the TAICS/ AirFuel agreement, AirFuel Alliance chairman, Ron Resnick said, “By introducing AirFuel’s resonant technology into Taiwan’s wireless charging ecosystem, TAICS is further establishing Taiwan as a global innovator and leader in wirelessly powered deployments.”

The TAICS/ AirFuel agreement was formally signed by AirFuel Alliance board member Sanjay Gupta, and TAICS TMC Chair Chris Kao during a half-day industry event held at HTC’s Taoyuan City plant. The event featured the launch of resonant public charging spots throughout Taoyuan City and new AirFuel wireless charging devices and applications, including the world’s first resonant system to wirelessly charge notebook computers.

Jeff Shu, General Manager of JJPlus Corporation said, “We are excited to partner with EPC in the design and implementation of innovative wireless power solutions. Our collaboration is in direct support of TAICS/AirFuel’s initiative in their launch of public wireless charging spots at coffee shops, airports or hotels. We look forward to employing EPC’s leading gallium nitride technology and working with their expert teams, who work closely with Witricity, to take a leadership position in this fast-growing market.”

Alex Lidow, EPC CEO and Co-founder, noted, “Our eGaN technology has been supporting the wireless charging market development with our business partners and customers worldwide for over three years. JJPlus is an exceptional team with technical knowhow, dedication, and expertise whose customer design solutions serve as market-leading solutions. With the introduction of AirFuel’s resonant technology in Taiwan’s wireless charging ecosystem, the adoption of wireless charging applications will be accelerated, further fueling the overall expansion of the GaN power market.”