Qualcomm Incorporated and BRUSA Elektronik AG today announced that they have entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) patent license agreement.
BRUSA, an automotive Tier 1 power electronics supplier, has licensed Qualcomm Halo patented inventions to commercialize WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm granted to BRUSA a royalty-bearing patent license to develop, make and supply WEVC systems for certain automobile manufacturers.
Automobile manufacturers around the world have spotted the huge potential of wireless charging as it is user friendly. BRUSA Elektronik AG has been pioneering technology in this area with its “ICS” wireless charging system which can transfer power to vehicles safely and at high efficiency, eliminating the need for charging cables currently required by EVs.
BRUSA has developed its own coil geometry called FRAME technology. The coil is rectangular and enables inductive charging of electric vehicles with the integration of power electronics both in the vehicle and in the base plate enabling a one box system. As a leader in the development of highly efficient power electronics for electric mobility BRUSA will work with certain major automotive manufacturers to commercialize its wireless charging system including specific aspects of the Qualcomm Halo inventions.