Co-Sponsored Event: The Technology Powering Wireless Charging 2.0

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 at 6:30 PM

NVIDIA, Building E 2800 Scott Blvd Santa Clara, CA 95050


6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 PM Talks
8:00 - 8:30 PM Panel Session
8:30 - 8:45 PM Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment

Chair: IEEE CE Society
Organizer: IEEE CE Society

Session Abstract:IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Santa Clara Valley chapter brings to you an exciting talk on next generation wireless charging in its October technical meeting.

This event is co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Power and Energy Society Santa Clara Valley chapters.

The technical concepts behind Wireless Power Transmission (WPT) are fascinating, but its technology development has been slow for multiple reasons. Simply put, the idea of transmitting power to charge any electronic device without plugging in cables is not an easy feat.

Early pioneering experiments by Tesla showed the feasibility of power transmission. But, the research efforts were largely dismantled due to government regulations and financial concerns. Several other research attempts have since been tried, including charging helicopters and planes at far distances while flying. But, overall none of these efforts ever resulted in commercial products.

Defining a commercially-viable WPT technology roadmap has been challenging, but we are making great progress. Today’s presentation will cover WPT production technology status, a technology evolutionary view, challenges leading to a phased WPT deployment and how we are positioned to overcome them. We will then discuss the Wireless Charging 2.0 market opportunities, and close by presenting a solution with a set of dedicated low-cost semiconductor devices and their application for implementation and deployment of WPT consumer products.

Speaker: Cesar A. Johnston

Title: Executive Vice President of Engineering and Operations, Energous Corporation