Qualcomm, Preh Sign WEVC License Agreement

Qualcomm Inc. and Preh GmbH, part of the Joyson Electronics Group, say they have entered into a wireless electric vehicle charging (WEVC) license agreement.

Based on the agreement, Preh intends to develop, make and supply WEVC systems based on Qualcomm Halo technology. Specifically, Preh will include Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology in its product portfolio and will focus on commercializing WEVC systems for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers.

A specialist in automotive power electronics, Preh is currently developing automotive WEVC systems based on Double D magnetics, which deliver high power and enhanced performance in a small vehicle package size, supported by Qualcomm’s technical support.

The company says it is in discussions with a number of global automotive manufacturers concerning advanced WEVC programs.

“The inclusion of Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology in our product portfolio is a key development to enhance our e-mobility offering,” says Michael Bischoff, executive director of Preh. “We have strong relationships with all the major global automotive manufacturers and are excited to commercialize higher-power WEVC solutions for our customers, with the ultimate aim to enhance the EV driver experience.”

Qualcomm is providing Preh with a comprehensive technology transfer package, designed to enhance its ability to develop commercially and technically viable WEVC systems, as well as to support the future design of improved high-power WEVC systems based upon advanced magnetics.

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