Energous Secures Industry-first Regulatory Approval for its Revolutionary WattUp Wireless Charging Technology in Japan
Today Energous Corporation (Nasdaq:WATT), the developer of WattUp®, a revolutionary wireless charging 2.0 technology, announced that it has received regulatory approval for its WattUp Near Field wireless charging technology in Japan.
“Having secured regulatory approval for our WattUp wireless charging technology in Japan is a major regulatory milestone for Energous,” said Stephen R. Rizzone, president and CEO of Energous Corporation. “This opens the door to sell WattUp-enabled products in a major Asia Pacific market.”
Energous’ WattUp wireless charging technology underwent testing by independent, accredited test labs and was determined to be compliant with all regulatory requirements in Japan.
“WattUp approval in Japan is a big step forward for Energous and our customers, while increasing momentum to achieve global market access,” said Dan Lawless, vice president of regulatory affairs at Energous Corporation. “We are establishing a regulatory framework for the large-scale deployment of wireless charging 2.0 through our substantial engagements in major international spectrum and standards organizations, combined with our direct work with governments around the world.”
“Currently wireless charging technologies – specifically non coil-based charging solutions – have not yet penetrated the Japan market, largely because Japan has historically proven to have a more rigid regulatory approval process. Energous Corporation is paving the way for the industry in the Japan market with the industry-first approval of its WattUp wireless charging technology. With this breakthrough, Energous continues to show progress in advancing its WattUp technology to meet the needs of partner and customer companies,” said Dinesh Kithany, lead industry analyst, wireless power and power supply at Omdia.
Some of the benefits of Energous’ WattUp technology for manufacturers include:
- A small footprint allowing WattUp to be integrated into products of various form factors, including small devices with curved edges or without flat surfaces
- Orientation freedom and 90-degree angle support
- Foreign object detection eliminating thermal issues with metal and other materials
- Interoperability with all WattUp-enabled products, even those from different manufacturers
To-date, Energous has secured regulatory approval for its WattUp wireless charging technology in the following countries:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Antigua and Barbuda
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
Central African Republic
The United Kingdom
The United States
Myanmar (formerly Burma)
Energous anticipates it will receive regulatory approval in additional markets later this year.
About Energous Corporation
Energous Corporation (Nasdaq: WATT) is leading the next generation of wireless charging – wireless charging 2.0 – with its award-winning WattUp® technology, which supports fast, efficient contact-based charging, as well as charging at a distance. WattUp is a scalable, RF-based wireless charging technology that offers substantial improvements in contact-based charging efficiency, foreign object detection, orientation freedom and thermal performance compared to older, coil-based charging technologies. The technology can be designed into many different sized electronic devices for the home and office, as well as the medical, industrial, retail and automotive industries, and it ensures interoperability across products. Energous develops silicon-based wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies and customizable reference designs. These include innovative silicon chips, antennas and software, for a large variety of applications, such as smartphones, fitness trackers, hearables, medical sensors and more. Energous received the world’s first FCC Part 18 certification for at-a-distance wireless charging, and the company has 220 awarded patents for its WattUp wireless charging technology to-date. For more information, please visit Energous.com.
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