ON Semiconductor & PowerSphyr to Develop Universally Compatible Wireless Power Solution

ON Semiconductor and PowerSphyr have announced an agreement to develop and market one of the industry’s most promising wireless power solutions for consumer electronic devices and the fast-growing IoT space. PowerSphyr has developed a first-to-market, multi-technology wireless power architecture that supports RF-to-DC, Magnetic Resonance, as well as backwards compatibility for legacy inductive charging (e.g. Qi, PMA).

The agreement calls for ON Semiconductor to integrate its efficient power management components with PowerSphyr’s wireless power transfer (WPT) technology, which combines near-field and far-field wireless charging, to create a new class of chipsets targeted at Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

The companies expect to develop the world’s first universally compatible wireless charging solutions that support interoperability with the major wireless power standards to allow device charging without cables or connectors. Inside each device enabled by PowerSphyr, there will be a system based on the new application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) with support through ON Semiconductor’s global sales and technical support teams. Over the long term, PowerSphyr will continue to share future technology with ON Semiconductor to create new opportunities for further semiconductor integration.