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EPC Partners with Wireless Power Innovators to Lead the Way in 5G Applications and Beyond

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EPC Partners with Wireless Power Innovators to Lead the Way in 5G Applications and Beyond

Workshop on Wireless Power Transfer event features industry leaders from AirFuel Alliance, Efficient Power Conversion Corp, jjPLUS and IHS Market

Taipei, Taiwan – October 30, 2018 – There is increasing demand for medium and high-power wireless power transfer (WPT) for new applications such as 5G, notebooks, robots, machine tools and medical equipment. What will be the next killer application for wireless power?

To answer this and with the objective of promoting industries based on effective standards, the Office of Regional and Cross-strait Collaboration of ITRI of Taiwan, AirFuel Alliance, Efficient Power Conversion Corporation and jjPLUS Corporation are joining hands in the first “Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) Applied to 5G and New Applications Workshop” which will be held on October 30th, 2018 (Tuesday) at the Lecture Hall of Barry Lam Hall at the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

This Workshop will be supported by the Department of Industrial Technology of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, in cooperation with the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of National Chung Hsing University and the Taiwan Electromagnetic Industry - Academia Consortium. Distinguished guests from AirFuel Alliance and experts in the field will share use cases and experiences across various industries.

“This Workshop is use case based which is most useful for participants exploring innovative design and potential business opportunities in wireless power applications by learning from global perspectives and practical case studies,” said Peter Lee of Office of Regional and Cross-strait Collaboration, ITRI.

Since 2015, AirFuel Alliance has set the standards for applications using Resonant and RF wireless charging technologies. New applications based on AirFuel standards are use case-driven to ensure the best customer experience – this requires a focus on next-generation technologies like magnetic resonance and RF that reduce the limitations created by first-generation solutions like magnetic induction. The advantages of AirFuel include spatial freedom, multiple device charging, design flexibility, and charging speed.  AirFuel’s members include leading companies from across a wide range of industries who represent both global and local markets – from semiconductor and device manufacturers, to automotive and infrastructure solution providers.

The superior characteristics of Efficient Power Conversion Corporation’s (EPC) eGaN® FETs and integrated circuits, such as low output capacitance, low input capacitance, low parasitic inductances, and small size make them ideal for increasing efficiency in highly resonant, AirFuel wireless power transfer systems.

EPC’s close business partner jjPLUS Corporation says AirFuel Alliance’s Resonant technology offers the best application scenario for autonomous robots to remain autonomous. These robots use embedded wireless charging technology. The spatial freedom provided by the AirFuel standard means that the robot does not need to dock to ensure power charging. Instead, the robot simply approaches the AirFuel Resonant charging zone and wireless power transfer will begin automatically with a continuous charging cycle.

Visit respective websites for ITRI, AirFuel Alliance, Efficient Power Conversion Corporation and jjPLUS Corporation for full details of this Workshop, keeping track of the latest development for wireless power technologies and beyond.

The future of wireless power transfer is now! Come join us at the Workshop on Wireless Power Transfer -- October 30th, 2018 (Tuesday) at the Lecture Hall of Barry Lam Hall at the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.  Details are available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1u4jux2n-VBMEzZDHbNQ13OLdtNaXYkWGJo1vKpAuoB0/viewform?edit_requested=true.

About Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is one of the world’s leading technology R&D institutions aiming to innovate a better future for society. Founded in 1973, ITRI has played a vital role in transforming Taiwan's industries from labor-intensive into innovation-driven. It focuses on the fields of Smart Living, Quality Health, and Sustainable Environment. 

Over the years, ITRI has incubated over 270 innovative companies, including well-known names such as UMC and TSMC. In addition to its headquarters in Taiwan, ITRI has branch offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan in an effort to extend its R&D scope and promote opportunities for international cooperation around the world. Visit us at www.itri.org.tw.

About AirFuel Alliance

AirFuel Alliance is an association dedicated to building a global wireless charging ecosystem based on best-in-industry next generation wireless charging technologies, such as Resonant and RF. AirFuel Alliance’s mission is to bring a diverse base of interoperable products to the global market to help deliver the best wireless charging experience for consumers.

The organization membership is made up of leading technology and consumer electronics companies, including board of directors’ companies Dell, Duracell, Energous, EPC, ON Semiconductor, PowerSphyr, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, and WiTricity. Visit us at www.airfuel.org.

About jjPLUS Corporation

Established in 2004, jjPLUS is a forerunner design manufacturer from Taiwan in wireless communication and wireless power technologies. With deep domain knowledge and engineering expertise, jjPLUS has always been developing and designing collaboratively with fundamental technology partners to offer OEMs and ODMs the latest and the best by integrating jjPLUS wireless solutions, gracefully, into their solutions. Visit us at www.jjplus.com.

About Efficient Power Conversion Corporation

EPC is the leader in enhancement mode gallium nitride based power management devices. EPC was the first to introduce enhancement-mode gallium-nitride-on-silicon (eGaN) FETs and integrated circuits as power MOSFET replacements in applications such as DC-DC converters, wireless power transfer, envelope tracking, RF transmission, power inverters, remote imaging and sensing technology (LiDAR), and Class-D audio amplifiers with device performance many times greater than the best silicon power MOSFETs. EPC also has a growing portfolio of eGaN-based integrated circuits that provide even greater space, energy, and cost efficiency.

eGaN is a registered trademark of Efficient Power Conversion Corporation, Inc.

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