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4-12-18

NuCurrent Partners with GaN Systems to Expand Wireless Charging Product Offerings with 150-Watt Solution

Wireless power leader demonstrates wireless power transfer for high-power industrial and consumer applications, powered by GaN Systems amplifiers

NuCurrent, an industry leader in wireless power systems and technology development, announces the development of 150-watt wireless power solutions designed for industrial and consumer applications with high power needs. This development, in partnership with GaN Systems, the leader in GaN power transistors, builds upon NuCurrent’s achievements in wireless power and wireless charging, including the development of the thinnest and most efficient 15-watt wireless charging antennas for smartphones.

“We’re excited to bring these new high-power solutions to market,” said NuCurrent VP of Sales and Marketing, Tim Tumilty. “Following the rapid adoption of wireless charging for devices that need a few watts of power, customers are demanding solutions that deliver higher levels of power. Our new solutions solve the most important challenges for product categories that need 150 watts or more.”

Smartphones and small electronic devices typically require less than 15 watts of power and are well suited for silicon-based transistors. However, for wireless charging applications with power needs of 150 watts or more, existing silicon-based transistors can heat up and become inefficient. To address this challenge, NuCurrent selected a 150-watt gallium nitride-based power amplifier from GaN Systems.


NuCurrent antennas with patented MLMT® technology
enable wireless power transfer from sub-1W to 150W

“These solutions open up wireless charging to new categories like power tools, autonomous robots, drones, and more,” said GaN Systems Vice President Strategic Marketing, Paul Wiener. “With NuCurrent’s technology and system design capabilities and our high-power transistor and amplifier capabilities, the possibilities for wireless charging at high power levels have been expanded in some really important directions.”

Demonstrations of the 150-watt wireless charging solutions will be available at the upcoming Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion(PCIM) conference June 5-7 in Nuremberg, Germany at the GaN Systems booth (Hall 9, Booth #511).

About NuCurrent
NuCurrent delivers breakthrough wireless power solutions to product teams through its expertise in wireless power technologies and full-system integration. The company’s NuIQ™ Technology Platform includes proprietary software that accelerates successful wireless power solution development through advanced hardware simulation and firmware control as along with its patented MLMT antennas – which are the industry’s thinnest and most efficient (highest Q). NuCurrent’s engineering team applies these core technologies in partnership with client product teams to produce complete wireless power solutions on the Qi and Airfuel Standards and within closed, proprietary systems. Founded in 2009, the venture-backed, Chicago-based company has over 75 patents granted or pending worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.nucurrent.com and follow us on Twitter at @NuCurrentTweets.

About GaN Systems
GaN Systems is the global leader in GaN power semiconductors with the largest portfolio of transistors that uniquely address the needs of today’s most demanding industries including data center servers, renewable energy systems, automotive, industrial motors and consumer electronics.

As a market-leading innovator, GaN Systems makes possible the design of smaller, lower cost, more efficient power systems. The company’s award-winning products provide system design opportunities free from the limitations of yesterday’s silicon. By changing the rules of transistor performance, GaN Systems is enabling power conversion companies to revolutionize their industries and transform the world. For more information, please visit: http://www.gansystems.com or on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.