MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- Based on its recent analysis of the wireless charging market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Energous Corporation with a 2015 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. Energous' WattUp is an "over-the-air," wire-free technology for charging mobile devices up to 15 feet away, without the use of a cord or mat. More than 15 joint development partners are interested in integrating WattUp into their products, helping Energous stand out as a major player in the growing wireless charging market.
"The market is ripe for a wireless charging technology that is realistic and scalable from a technological perspective, as users are eager for solutions that will allow them to charge their devices without having to plug them in or set them in a specific spot," said Frost & Sullivan Senior Industry Analyst Todd Day. "With WattUp, Energous has created a truly wireless experience wherein customers' devices will automatically begin charging when they are within range of a WattUp transmitter, allowing them to enjoy uninterrupted mobile access to content, services, and applications."
WattUp is completely configurable and scalable, so the ability to transmit or send wireless power can be integrated into existing Wi-Fi routers, TVs, cable boxes, speakers, gaming consoles, refrigerators, and more. Each transmitter in this ecosystem of charging hot spots has the capability of charging up to 12 different devices at a time, making it effortless for WattUp-enabled devices like smartphones, wearables, IoT devices, cameras, LED lights and more.
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leveraging leading-edge technologies. The award recognizes the value-added features/benefits of the product and the increased ROI it offers customers, which, in turn, increases customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.
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