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Qualcomm and Nichicon Sign Commercial Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging License Agreement

Qualcomm Inc. and Nichicon Corp. have entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) license agreement. Nichicon will include Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology in its product portfolio and will focus on commercializing WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) and Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturers across Asia. Based on the agreement, Nichicon intends to develop, manufacture and supply WEVC systems based on Qualcomm Halo technology.
A specialist in automotive power electronics equipment, Nichicon will deliver WEVC systems, supported by Qualcomm’s comprehensive technical support. The company is an automotive supplier and works extensively across Asia, notably in Japan.

“Our core mission is to respond to customers’ needs with high quality, cutting-edge technology products, whilst also paying attention to cost,” said Mr. Naoto Noguchi, executive operating officer, production officer, NECST Business Headquarters, Nichicon Corporation.

“As a key Tier 1 supplier in Asia, Nichicon represents a great fit for Qualcomm, and we are excited to work with them to expand our automotive supplier network across this region,” said Steve Pazol, vice president and general manager, Wireless Charging, Qualcomm Incorporated.

By this agreement Qualcomm has granted Nichicon a royalty bearing license to develop, make and supply WEVC systems based on Qualcomm Halo technology. Qualcomm will also provide a comprehensive technology transfer package to help Nichicon to develop commercially and technically viable WEVC systems and support the future design of improved WEVC systems.

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