Haier: agreement with Energous for the WattUp transmitter technology

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Energous Corporation has recently signed a joint development agreement with Haier Wireless, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Haier Group, to collaborate on applying WattUp transmitter technology in household appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, microwaves, stoves and more. Energous is the developer of WattUp, a wire-free charging technology for electronic devices that provides power at a distance with complete mobility under full software control. “WattUp is a natural fit for a wide range of smart home products”, said William Xu, CMO of Haier Wireless. “As Haier Wireless continues to make efforts and the wireless power industrial ecosystem continues to improve in the connected home market, Haier will accelerate industrialization application of true wire-free charging technology. In our vision, WattUp-embedded Haier Wireless appliances would serve as transmitters for any WattUp-enabled device that is within range”. “WattUp – explains Energous in a official note – is a revolutionary, patent-and trademark-pending solution that delivers intelligent, scalable power via the same radio bands as a Wi-Fi router. WattUp differs from current wireless charging systems in that it delivers meaningful, useable power at a distance, allowing users to roam while charging. The result is a true wire-free experience that saves users from having to remember to plug in their devices or place them on a mat”.