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PowerSphyr And GaN Systems Sign Wireless Charging Partnership

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Together they will develop hardware and firmware solutions that adhere to wireless charging standards, while developing next-generation power and functionality

PowerSphyr, and wireless charging company, and GaN Systems, a maker of GaN power semiconductors, have entered a strategic agreement to bring GaN-based wireless power systems to market for high powered applications across consumer, industrial, and automotive sectors worldwide.

The collaboration merges the strengths of the companies: PowerSphyr's 65+ years of collective wireless power technology expertise and GaN Systems' understanding of GaN semiconductors. Together they will develop hardware and firmware solutions that adhere to wireless charging standards, while developing next-generation power and functionality.

GaN transistors are the best means for high power level applications from 30W up to several kilowatts- much greater than achieved with traditional silicon solutions and provide the building block to achieve higher power, higher efficiency, and lower cost in wireless power transmitters. GaN-based wireless power solutions have enabled faster charging, higher power transfer, and new system designs that are removing the limitations of distance and power and moving charging beyond phones into anything imaginable including power tools, robots, drones, and ebikes.

"GaN Systems was a clear choice as a strategic partner," said Neil Ganz, CEO and Chairman of PowerSphyr. "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 realisation 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."


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