PowerSphyr and GaN Systems Collaborate on Wireless Charging

August 15, 2018 by Paul Shepard

PowerSphyr, an innovator in wireless charging, and GaN Systems today announced a strategic agreement to bring state-of-the-art GaN-based wireless power systems to market for high powered applications across consumer, industrial, and automotive sectors worldwide.

The collaboration merges the strengths of two global companies known for innovative leadership. Leveraging PowerSphyr's 65+ years of collective wireless power technology expertise and GaN Systems' industry-leading GaN semiconductors, demonstrate the commitment to the shared strategic vision of delivering the ultimate in easy-to-use, high performance, and complete wireless charging solutions.

Working together to develop hardware and firmware solutions, PowerSphyr and GaN Systems are committed to delivering solutions that adhere to wireless charging standards, while developing next generation power and functional capabilities that exceed anything offered in the market today.

GaN transistors are the best means for higher power level applications from 30W up to several kilowatts - much greater than achieved with traditional silicon solutions and provide the building block to achieve higher power, higher efficiency, and lower cost in wireless power transmitters.

Neil Ganz, CEO and Chairman of PowerSphyr

GaN-based wireless power solutions have enabled faster charging, higher power transfer, and new system designs that are removing the limitations of distance and power and moving charging beyond phones into anything imaginable including power tools, robots, drones, and ebikes.

"GaN Systems was a clear choice as a strategic partner," said Neil Ganz, CEO and Chairman of PowerSphyr. "We selected GaN Systems on the basis of our strategic vision for delivering fast, flexible, and complete wireless charging solutions, and their ability to rapidly deliver a complete family of robust, reliable, best-in-class semiconductors."

Jim Witham, GaN Systems CEO

"Cutting the cord began with the telephone then ethernet LAN and now the power cord," said Jim Witham, GaN Systems CEO. "A world without cords is becoming a realization because of collaboration with visionary companies like PowerSphyr, whose technology, approach, and expertise is uniquely positioned to accelerate the wireless power transfer and charging marketplace."