Posts Tagged: WiTricity

WiTricity licenses wireless charging patents to TDK

Wireless charging pioneer WiTricity has announced an intellectual property license agreement with TDK Corporation, which will enable the Japanese firm to commercialize WiTricity’s patented technology to create wireless charging systems for carmakers. TDK may be most familiar to (older) US readers for its high-quality cassette tapes, but in fact its forte is the manufacture of… Read more »

Toyota begins testing wireless charging system

Toyota will begin verification testing of its newly developed wireless charging system in late February. Toyota developed the system in cooperation with WiTricity, an MIT spin-off that the automaker has been cooperating with for several years. Toyota Managing Officer Satoshi Ogiso announced in August that the next-generation Prius Plug-in Hybrid would include a wireless charging… Read more »

WiTricity to provide wireless charging technology for Prius Plug-In

The Prius Plug-In is going wireless, and WiTricity will be providing its resonant power transfer technology. This week, the Massachusetts-based MIT spinout announced an intellectual property license agreement with Toyota, which has been an investor in WiTricity since 2011. Toyota announced plans to add wireless charging to the Prius line in August. “We have heard… Read more »

WiTricity scores $25 Million in Series E funding

Wireless charging pioneer WiTricity has secured $25 million in Series E financing from new and existing investors, including Intel Capital and Hon Hai/Foxconn, bringing the company’s total funding to $45 million. The new cash will support the company’s growth strategy as it develops products for wireless charging in the consumer electronics, EV, defense and medical… Read more »

WiTricity introduces simulation environment for wireless power transfer systems

Wireless charging pioneer WiTricity has announced a new software application for designing and developing highly resonant wireless power transfer systems. WiCAD is an end-to-end simulation environment designed to enable developers to streamline the design process and avoid the high cost of trial-and-error physical prototyping. WiCAD provides a library of commonly used WiTricity energy transfer designs… Read more »

Resonating with the OEMs: WiTricity’s wireless energy transfer technology

WiTricity hopes to leverage a wireless energy transfer breakthrough out of MIT into a commercial solution with far-reaching potential Inside a standard electrical transformer are two coils that transfer power wirelessly. They utilize the principle of magnetic induction, sending energy from a primary coil to a secondary coil without a direct electrical connection.  Inductive chargers,… Read more »

Mitsubishi electrifies Geneva

The prize for most charged major automaker at the Geneva Auto Salon goes to Mitsubishi, hands down. The majority of Mitsu’s exhibit space was devoted to electrified vehicles, and electro-themed videos played nonstop.   At center stage were two flashy concept cars: the CA-MiEV, a red-hot electric hatchback with a 28 kWh battery that gives… Read more »