Qualcomm and Lumen Sign Commercial Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging License Agreement
Qualcomm Inc. and Lumen Australia, a leading global supplier and integrator of electrical and electronic systems, have entered into a wireless electric vehicle charging (WEVC) license agreement. Lumen will include Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology in its product portfolio and will commercialize WEVC systems for plug in hybrid and electric vehicles manufacturers, as well as wireless charging infrastructure companies. The agreement enables Lumen to develop, make, and supply WEVC systems based on Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology.
Lumen is based in Asia-Pacific but represented globally through, manufacturing, technical and sales divisions and supported by the Global Centre of Excellence, situated in Melbourne, Australia.
“Lumen’s integration expertise ideally positions us to develop and deliver a widely varied portfolio of WEVC systems, including multi-coil systems to meet our customer’s requirements,” states Mr Jon Evans, chief executive officer, Lumen. “Working with Qualcomm provides us access to industry leading WEVC technology and extensive engineering knowledge and support.”
“Qualcomm is providing Lumen with a comprehensive technology transfer tailored to accelerate and enhance their ability to develop commercially and technically viable WEVC systems and to support the future design of improved WEVC designs,” said Steve Pazol, vice president, and general manager, wireless charging, Qualcomm Incorporated. “We are excited to be working closely with Lumen as they commercialize Qualcomm Halo technology, and bring WEVC charging into production and expand our network of high-quality automotive component suppliers into Asia-Pacific.”