Qualcomm, Preh team up on wireless EV charging

November 10, 2016 // By Nick Flaherty
Qualcomm has signed up German technology supplier Preh for its wireless charging technology for electric vehicles.

Preh, part of the Chinese Joyson Electronics Group, will use Qualcomm's inductive Halo technology to develop new products and will focus on commercializing wireless charging for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) and Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturers. 

Preh is currently developing automotive wireless charging systems based on Double D magnetics, which deliver high power, superior performance in an industry-leading small vehicle package size, supported by Qualcomm. The company is in discussions with a number of global automotive manufacturers concerning advanced wireless charging programmes.

“The inclusion of Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology in our product portfolio is a key development to enhance our e-mobility offering,” said Michael Bischoff, Executive Director at 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.”

“As a leading global supplier to the automotive industry, Preh represents a great fit for Qualcomm, expanding our automotive supplier network and becoming a contributor to the dissemination of this exciting new technology,” said Steve Pazol, vice president and general manager of the Wireless Charging busiess at Qualcomm. “Qualcomm Halo technology covers all aspects of WEVC systems, allowing Preh to deliver highly efficient, safe and flexible systems to meet the market needs.”

Qualcomm is providing Preh with a comprehensive technology transfer package, aimed to enhance their 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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