PowerSphyr of Danville, California USA, a pioneer in wireless charging, and GaN Systems, a fabless developer of GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, announced a strategic agreement to bring state-of-the-art GaN-based wireless power systems to market.
PowerSphyr and GaN Systems to Bring Wireless Charging to Applications Beyond Phones
Under the agreement, the companies intend to develop high-powered wireless charging applications across consumer, industrial, and automotive sectors. The companies plan to develop the hardware and firmware for wireless charging for these markets and move it into applications beyond just phones and into all types of battery powered products including power tools, drones, robots, and even ebikes.
GaN Power Systems and Power Sphyr pointed out that GaN-based wireless power solutions have enabled faster charging, higher power transfer, and new system designs that are removing the limitations of the amount of power and the distance over which it can be transmitted for wireless charging.
Reason PowerSphyr Chose GaN Systems
Neil Ganz, CEO and Chairman of PowerSphyr commented, “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.”
“Cutting the cord began with the telephone and 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.”