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Qualcomm acquires HaloIPT team and its wireless charging technology

8 November 2011

Qualcomm Incorporated has acquired substantially all of the technology and other assets of HaloIPT, a provider of wireless charging technology for electric road vehicles. (Earlier post.) 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. Building on 20 years of development and innovation in wireless power at The University of Auckland and its commercialization company Auckland UniServices Ltd, the HaloIPT team, in a relatively short period of the time, had established itself as a leading developer in wireless electric road vehicle charging.

—Andrew Gilbert, executive vice president of European Innovation Development for Qualcomm

In addition to the HaloIPT transaction, 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.

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With future improved batteries and BEVs, wireless charging systems may become one of the most advantageous up-coming technology. Qualcomm could become one of the major player in that field.

I dunno. Look around. How many people wirelessly charge their cellphones? Not many. What makes anyone think a culture raised to pump their own gas, and charge myriad portable electronics, will not be willing to plug their car in at night??

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