Powercast sees record growth as wireless power gains

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Powercast has announced a record year in customer, partner, and revenue growth as the company continues to innovate RF-based wireless power to meet industry and consumer needs. This momentum has been driven by the continued expansion of IoT, AI and the global demand for wireless power innovation across various industries – a market that is expected to reach $29.23 billion by 2027.

In 2020, Powercast shipped new RF wireless power products for more than 10 new industries, including sensors, automotive, retail, consumer electronics, and entertainment. Most recently, the company launched a wirelessly-powered RFID temperature scanning system that enables businesses to easily and safely monitor employees’ temperatures in support of COVID-19 monitoring protocols. Powercast will showcase this product, its wireless charging grip for Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers, and more at CES Virtual 2021.

“This year was extraordinary for many industries and wireless power was no exception. We fully expect wireless power’s popularity to continue its rapid growth and adoption with main drivers being low-to-no-touch technologies, amid the COVID-19 crisis, as well as the growth in usage of remote sensors for AI-driven solutions,” said Charles Goetz, CEO of Powercast. “We’re seeing increased requests for wireless power capabilities as both industrial and consumer markets want to cut wires and eliminate batteries in the pursuit of truly wireless solutions.”

Powercast offerings are unique in their ability to support commercially viable wireless power products that work at distances ranging from inches to 80 feet. Its technology touches millions of users across 15+ industries, including IoT, consumer electronics and RFID. Powercast’s collaborative approach and deep expertise in all aspects of product design, from vision through prototyping and commercialization has resulted in dozens of applications and millions of units shipped.


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