Semiconductors and Components

Energous, Dialog Semi Team for IoT

19 August 2014

Another day, another agreement for the Internet of Things (IoT). This time it comes in the form of a collaboration between London-based chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor and local area wireless recharging company Energous Corp.

The agreement is to develop reference designs to promote the use of local area wire free recharging in a host of wearable devices and IoT.

The reference designs will be based on Energous’ WattUp technology that offers wire-free charging but from a distance. WattUp uses the same radio bands as a Wi-Fi router meaning users will be able to recharge their devices while roaming.

Sean McGrath, senior vice president and general manager for the Connectivity, Automotive & Industrial Business group at Dialog, said in a statement, that using Dialog’s Bluetooth Smart IC along with WattUp “both companies plan to demonstrate the ability to charge wearable [consumer electronic] devices without the need for power connectors or charging mats.”

Stephen R. Rizzone, CEO of Energous, said the collaboration will allow OEMs to “seamlessly and rapidly integrate wire-free charging and remote management right into their devices.”

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