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Qualcomm and Preh sign commercial wireless electric vehicle charging license agreement

Qualcomm Incorporated and Preh, GmbH, part of the Joyson Electronics Group, have entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) license agreement. Preh will include Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology in its product portfolio and will focus on commercializing WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) and Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturers.

Based on the agreement, Preh intends to develop, make and supply WEVC systems based on Qualcomm Halo technology. A specialist in automotive power electronics and connected vehicles, Preh is currently developing automotive WEVC systems based on Double D magnetics, which deliver high power, superior performance in an industry-leading small vehicle package size, supported by Qualcomm’s comprehensive technical support.

The company is in discussions with a number of global automotive manufacturers concerning advanced WEVC programs.

The inclusion of Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology in our product portfolio is a key development to enhance our e-mobility offering. We have strong relationships with all the major global automotive manufacturers and are excited to commercialize higher power WEVC solutions for our customers, with the ultimate aim to enhance the EV driver experience.

—Michael Bischoff, executive director, Preh

Qualcomm is providing Preh with a comprehensive technology transfer package, aimed to enhance their ability to develop commercially and technically viable WEVC systems, as well as to support the future design of improved high-power WEVC systems based upon advanced magnetics.

Preh was founded in 1919 in Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale (Germany) and has belonged to the Joyson Group since 2011. The development and manufacturing competencies of Preh GmbH focus on HMI systems for cars and commercial vehicles, E-mobility control units as well as assembly and automation systems.

In addition, Preh Car Connect GmbH which was acquired in 2016 (previously TechniSat Automotive) is active in the markets for infotainment, connectivity and telematics.

Last month, Qualcomm entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) license agreement with Lumen Australia, a leading global supplier and integrator of electrical and electronic systems. (Earlier post.)

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