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

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