Automotive power electronics supplier licenses Qualcomm Halo™ Patent Portfolio
Efacec Electric Mobility today announced it has entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging
(WEVC) license agreement with Qualcomm Incorporated. Efacec, a global supplier of energy, engineering, environment and transportation solutions, has licensed Qualcomm HaloTM technology to commercialize WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs). Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm granted to Efacec a royalty-bearing license to develop, make and supply WEVC systems for the EV Supply Equipment (EVSE) industry.
Being a global leading company providing a wide portfolio of EVSE products, Efacec strengthen its corporate vision – To be the preferred partner in delivering worldwide innovative and customized solutions for energy, mobility and the environment – through its full range of EV charging solutions, including integration in management systems, for efficient use of electric grid infrastructure. Licensing Qualcomm Halo technology enables the business to expand its portfolio to include innovative wireless EV infrastructure solutions for the global automotive industry and EVSE segment.
Automotive manufacturers, infrastructure companies, city planners and governments around the world recognize the positive impact wireless charging can have for the adoption of EVs/PHEVs, and for supporting a more sustainable transport ecosystem.
Efacec intends to commercialize Qualcomm Halo technology to bring to market efficient and interoperable wireless charging infrastructure solutions, eliminating the need for charging cables and simplifying the EVs charging process.
Pedro Silva, Efacec Electric Mobility’s Managing Director says, “The simplicity and efficiency benefits of WEVC, for industry and ultimately for drivers, are obvious. We will commercialize WEVC infrastructure for our customers, offering smarter and cleaner ways to charge EVs, which complement the offer we have on conductive charging. We believe Qualcomm Halo technology delivers the most advanced and comprehensive WEVC technology available today.” “We are pleased with our license agreement with Efacec; it further strengthens the Qualcomm Halo infrastructure supply network, offering EVSEs access to our advanced wireless charging inventions for EVs,” said Steve Pazol, vice president and general manager, wireless charging, Qualcomm Incorporated. “Qualcomm Halo licensees can commercialize highly efficient, fit-for- purpose WEVC systems, which allow convenient, effortless charging.”
About Efacec Electric Mobility, S.A.
Efacec Electric Mobility, S.A. is a company of the Efacec Power Solutions Group, and its mission is to develop safe and clean energy solutions for segments: electric mobility, solar inverters, power supply systems and projects for space applications. Efacec Electric Mobility is today one of the leading Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment manufacturers, with presence across the globe directly or through its numerous business partners.
Qualcomm Halo technology is licensed by Qualcomm Incorporated. Qualcomm is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Qualcomm Halo is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology offers an improved level of magnetic interoperability through its BiPolar base pad architecture; BiPolar allows highly efficient coupling to various vehicular pad architectures such as Circular, Solenoid, and the advanced Double D magnetics. Qualcomm continues to expand commercial relationships across the EV ecosystem, reinforcing the value of its technology, and its engineering and collaborative approach.