Qualcomm licenses wireless vehicle charging technology to integrator

Qualcomm licenses wireless vehicle charging technology to integrator

Australia's Lumen to encourage OEMs to commercially adopt Halo WEVC system.

November 1, 2016

San Diego, California – Qualcomm Inc. is licensing its wireless electric vehicle charging (WEVC) system to Lumen Australia, a global supplier and integrator of electrical and electronic systems. Lumen will include Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology in its product portfolio and will commercialize WEVC systems for plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and electric vehicles (EV) manufacturers, as well as wireless charging infrastructure companies. The agreement enables Lumen to develop, make, and supply WEVC systems based on Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology.

Lumen is based in Asia-Pacific but represented globally through, manufacturing, technical, and sales divisions and supported by the Global Centre of Excellence, situated in Melbourne, Australia. Lumen is working on multiple WEVC production programs across several industry segments.

"Lumen's integration expertise ideally positions us to develop and deliver a widely varied portfolio of WEVC systems, including multi-coil systems to meet our customer's requirements," Lumen CEO Jon Evans says. "Working with Qualcomm provides us access to industry leading WEVC technology and extensive engineering knowledge and support."

"Qualcomm is providing Lumen with a comprehensive technology transfer tailored to accelerate and enhance their ability to develop commercially and technically viable WEVC systems and to support the future design of improved WEVC designs," says Steve Pazol, vice president, and general manager, wireless charging, Qualcomm Inc.

Source: Qualcomm Inc.