Qualcomm buys HaloIPT wireless electric vehicle charging technology



Chip major Qualcomm announced that it has
acquired substantially all of the technology and other assets of HaloIPT, a
provider of wireless charging technology for electric road vehicles.


All members of the HaloIPT team have joined
Qualcomm’s European Innovation Development group based in the UK.


“Qualcomm has been investing in
wireless power for a number of years and the HaloIPT acquisition will further
strengthen our technology and patent portfolio,” said Andrew Gilbert,
executive vice president of European Innovation Development for Qualcomm.


“In that short space of time, we have
brought world-class university research to the attention of the global
automotive industry and, through really innovative design, demonstrated the
potential for wireless charging in front of several of the world’s leading
OEMs. That has been a terrific achievement,” said John Miles, executive
chairman of HaloIPT and a director at Arup.


Qualcomm and Auckland UniServices, the
commercialization company of the University of Auckland, have committed to a
long-term research and development arrangement to promote continued innovation
in the field of wireless charging for electric road vehicles by way of
inductive power transfer.


“UniServices is proud to see the
development of technology for the wireless charging of electric vehicles become
an important area for Qualcomm,” said Peter Lee, chief executive officer,
UniServices. 


By Telecomlead.com Team

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