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First non-contact wireless charging approval from FCC issued to Energous WattUp

Further, he noted that untethered, wire-free charging - similar to charging a fitness band while wearing it - is something that consumers have been waiting for.

The primary functioning of this new charging system is based on a specific transmitter that converts electricity into radio frequencies and then shoots those frequencies to nearby devices. "We are now in a position to move our consumer electronics, IoT and smart home customers forward at an accelerated pace". The technology used by Energous in its wireless charger is different from the resonant induction method used by the Pi wireless charging system. As the only technology that can do both contact-based and non-contact-based wireless charging, as well as charge multiple devices at once, WattUp is highly scalable and automatically charges devices, as needed, until they are topped off. All devices have to be outfitted with a specific receiver and now, and multiple devices can be charged simultaneously, within 15 feet of the transmitter.

Wireless charging technology has made small steps into the consumer market in recent years, but all the current offerings still require the device to be touching the charger.

Energous has also developed a version of the charger that works from 15 feet away, but for now only the three-foot version has been approved by the FCC.

In the meantime, reports state that Energous will give a display of its new technology at CES 2018.

Energous plans to license its technology to manufacturers, and at one point was rumored to be working with Apple. "As the strategic partner and exclusive world-wide supplier of Energous' WattUp technology, Dialog provides early adopters with the assurance of chip supply and support that comes from a top tier semiconductor company that ships millions of chips each month into some of the world's most demanding customers".

Rizzone did not reveal the name of the company, but said, "I can virtually guarantee that you have products from this company on your person, sitting on your desk, or at home".

It's been a while since we last heard anything about Energous. This fanned the expectations that future iPhones could come with Energous' technology.

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