Nichicon licenses Qualcomm's wireless electric vehicle charging tech

July 27, 2017 //By Nick Flaherty
Qualcomm has licensed its Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology to Japanese automotive supplier Nichicon. 

Nichicon 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 across Asia. Based on the agreement, Nichicon intends to develop, manufacture and supply WEVC systems based on Qualcomm Halo technology.

"As a key Tier 1 supplier in Asia, Nichicon represents a great fit for Qualcomm, and we are excited to work with them to expand our automotive supplier network across this region," said Steve Pazol, vice president and general manager, Wireless Charging at Qualcomm. "Qualcomm Halo technology has been developed with a full systems design approach, covering all aspects of WEVC systems, irrespective of the magnetics used, multi-coil, double D or circular."

The royalty bearing license is to develop, make and supply WEVC systems based on Qualcomm Halo technology. Qualcomm will also provide a comprehensive technology transfer package to help Nichicon to develop commercially and technically viable WEVC systems and support the future design of improved WEVC systems.

"Our core mission is to respond to customers' needs with high quality, cutting-edge technology products, whilst also paying attention to cost," said Naoto Noguchi, executive operating officer, production officer at Nichicon. "The technology delivers interoperability, which is important for the driver experience and also for sustainable transportation." It supplies aluminium electrolytic capacitors, film capacitors, positive thermistors, electric power storage systems and power storage systems for public infrastructures and industries.

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