Fulton Innovation Named 2012 Edison Awards Finalist

eCoupled Technology Impresses with Advances in Wireless Power Innovation in Qi-Compatible DROID™ 3 by Motorola

Apr 12, 2012, 09:30 ET from Fulton Innovation

ADA, Mich., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fulton Innovation (www.fultoninnovation.com), the creator and exclusive licensor of eCoupled™ intelligent wireless power (www.ecoupled.com) announced that it has been named as an award finalist by the internationally renowned 2012 Edison Awards™ (www.edisonawards.com).  Fulton's eCoupled is a finalist in the Applied Technology category, one of 15 categories honored by the Edison Awards.

Fulton's entry focused on its collaboration with Motorola Mobility to provide a wireless power option for the DROID™ 3 by Motorola, highlighting its convenience, ease-of-use, and ability to provide a truly wireless lifestyle to consumers. 

"We are honored to receive this recognition from the prestigious Edison Awards," said Dave Baarman, director of advanced technologies for Fulton Innovation. "Our work with Motorola, the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), and our many partners enable us to bring advancements in wireless power directly to consumers to simplify their lives."

"Motorola is very pleased with the acknowledgement of the Edison Award for the DROID 3 by Motorola," said William Alberth, vice president and Chief Technology Officer, Motorola Mobility.  "We support the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) and their efforts to develop an industry standard wireless charging solution."

The distinguished Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison, inspiring America's drive to remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity, and ingenuity in the global economy.  The ballot of nominees is judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the finalists' success in meeting the award criteria of concept, value, delivery, and impact.  The panel includes members of the powerful Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), which has been partnered with the Edison Awards since 2009.

"More than any year, this year's slate of finalists demonstrate the enormous value of teamwork, experimentation, consumer focus, and market awareness," said Tom Strat, chairman of the Edison Awards' steering committee.  "It's exciting to see companies like Fulton Innovation continuing Thomas Edison's legacy of challenging conventional thinking."

Winners of the gold, silver, and bronze awards will be announced on April 26, 2012 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic ballroom of New York's famed Capitale.

The 2012 Edison Awards are sponsored by Nielsen, Discovery Communications, Science Channel, USA Today, CSRware, and applepeak.  For more information about the Edison Awards and a list of past winters, visit www.edisonawards.com.

About Fulton Innovation and eCoupled Technology

A subsidiary of Alticor Corporation, Fulton Innovation is dedicated to commercializing new and innovative technologies that improve the way we live, work, and play.  Fulton is working with a wide range of industry-leading companies to integrate wireless power technology into infrastructure and electronic devices to enable consumers to live a truly wireless life.

The engineers behind eCoupled have been developing, advancing, and perfecting the technology for over 13 years.  eCoupled technology has been incorporated into the Amway eSpring™ water purification system for over 10 years.

Amway employs more than 14,000 people worldwide, including over 500 engineers and scientists.  Amway has sales of more than $10.9 billion annually.  It is headquartered in Ada, Michigan and has operations in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide.

For additional information, please visit ecoupled.com.

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