BEAVERTON, Ore., Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AirFuel™ Alliance, a global consortium of industry leaders focused on enabling and accelerating the adoption of wireless power technology, is proud to welcome Energous Corporation (NASDAQ: WATT), to the board of directors. Energous is the developer of WattUp®, a revolutionary wire-free charging technology that provides over-the-air power at a distance.
"We see a great future for wireless charging based on RF technology, especially for wearables and other devices that benefit from longer charging distances," said Ron Resnick, AirFuel Alliance chairman. "We're very pleased Energous has joined the AirFuel Board of Directors and think this highlights our commitment to being an innovative, forward-looking organization that empowers the entire wireless charging ecosystem, and supports a variety of technologies to deliver the best use cases for customers and consumers."
"We are pleased to join AirFuel Alliance in this leadership role to support the development of the technical specifications, product certification, and global operability needed for a wire-free future," said Stephen R. Rizzone, President, and CEO of Energous. "Pioneering the standardization of wireless power is aligned with our mission to deliver ubiquitous, wire-free power at a distance."
AirFuel Alliance members represent every part of the wireless charging value chain – from semiconductors and components to automotive and consumer electronics – and are using resonant, inductive, and future technologies to create innovative products and breakdown wireless power transfer barriers. AirFuel Alliance members are dedicated to creating the technical specifications, product certification, and global interoperability needed to help the world to power up without plugging in.
About AirFuel Alliance
AirFuel Alliance is an association dedicated to building a global wireless charging ecosystem based on best in industry inductive, resonant and future wireless charging technology. AirFuel Alliance's mission is to bring a diverse base of interoperable products to the global market that deliver the best wireless charging experience for consumers. Further, the Alliance continues to address future, non-magnetic technologies including RF, ultrasound and lasers that deliver power at a distance.
The organization membership is made up of more than 170 leading technology and consumer electronics companies, including board of directors companies AT&T, Broadcom, Dell, Duracell, Energous, Flex, Gill Electronics, Integrated Device Technology, MediaTek, ON Semiconductor, Powermat Technologies, Qualcomm Inc., Samsung Electronics, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Semtech, Starbucks and WiTricity.
About Energous Corporation
Energous Corporation is the developer of WattUp®—an award-winning, wire-free charging technology that will transform the way consumers and industries charge and power electronic devices at home, in the office, in the car and beyond. WattUp is a revolutionary radio frequency (RF) based charging solution that delivers intelligent, scalable power via radio bands, similar to a Wi-Fi router. WattUp differs from older wireless charging systems in that it delivers power at a distance, to multiple devices – thus resulting in a wire-free experience that saves users from having to plug in their devices. For more information, please visit Energous.com, or follow Energous on Twitter and Facebook.
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