WiTricity establishes development team in Switzerland; extends relationship with University of Auckland
WiTricity, the commercial leader in wireless power transfer for EV charging, has expanded its global footprint with the addition of a new product development center near Zurich, Switzerland. The team, formerly of Qualcomm Halo, brings 50 years of combined EV wireless charging experience to WiTricity.
The WiTricity Switzerland Development Center (SDC) will focus on product R&D and commercialization of wireless electric vehicle charging and will provide expert support to OEMs and Tier 1s both in the region and globally.
Additionally, with WiTricity’s recent acquisition of Qualcomm Halo, the company has extended its relationship with the wireless charging research labs and commercial licensing arm of the University of Auckland in New Zealand.
This global expansion comes just weeks after WiTricity announced its acquisition of Qualcomm Halo, through which WiTricity now controls more than 1,500 patents and patent applications related to wireless EV charging, now also including intellectual property generated at the University of Auckland.