WiTricity acquires Qualcomm's EV charging unit
WiTricity, a wireless power transfer company, is acquiring tech giant Qualcomm electric vehicle charging unit.
WiTricity announced that the acquisition of Qualcomm Halo includes certain technology platform and property assets, including over 1,500 patents technologies and others patent applications for wireless charging. A WiTricity spokeswoman said the company will also acquire Qualcomm Halo's technology designs and licenses.
«WiTricity's wireless charging technology is key to the future of mobility, which is clearly electric, and increasingly shared and autonomous. Electric vehicle drivers and fleets demand a simple, effortless charging experience. Bringing the Qualcomm Halo technology into the WiTricity portfolio will simplify global interoperability and significantly accelerate commercialization» Alex Gruzen, Ceo of WiTricity said in a statement.
The acquisition will streamline technology development and allow automakers to offer a seamless electric vehicle charging experience eliminating the need to plug in to charge.