Wiferion Enters the North American Market

By Ross Denyer | March 27, 2023

Headquartered in Germany, Wiferion is a supplier of wireless charging systems for AGVs (Autonomous Ground Vehicles), AMRs (Autonomous Mobile Robots) and other industrial trucks and robots. Wiferion will officially open a new office in Chicago, launching their new North American subsidiary at the ProMat trade show in Chicago on Tuesday, March 21. This new office […]

Renesas to Acquire Panthronics

By Ross Denyer | March 27, 2023

​Renesas Electronics Corporation (Renesas), a tier one provider of advanced semiconductor solutions and one of the largest providers of wireless charging ICs, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary has entered an agreement with the shareholders of Panthronics AG (Panthronics), a fabless semiconductor company specializing in high-performance Near-Field Communication (NFC) wireless products. In this agreement […]

Tesla joins Gireve’s roaming platform to open its Superchargers to an eMSP partner in Europe

By Ryan Sanderson | March 16, 2023

Tesla has joined the French roaming platform, Gireve, allowing it to partner with other e-mobility service providers connected to the platform. Tesla’s first partner on the platform is Chargemap. Chargemap’s users can therefore use their Chargemap pass to charge at a Tesla Supercharger location. This is the latest in a continued series of initiatives by […]

Infineon to acquire GaN Systems

By Ross Denyer | March 16, 2023

​ Infineon Technologies AG and GaN Systems Inc. have announced that they have signed an agreement under which Infineon will acquire GaN Systems. Both Infineon and GaN Systems currently offer a range of GaN (Gallium Nitride) based High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMTs) that are used in many applications of power electronics and are a quickly […]

ST Microelectronics earns USB-IF certification for complete USB PD EPR solution; efficiently delivers up to 140W from a single adapter

By Ryan Sanderson | March 9, 2023

​STMicroelectronics has achieved USB IF certification on two ICs for use in adapter (source) and device (sink) sides of a USB Power Delivery (USB PD) extended power range (EPR) power supply/charger. The 140W (28V, 5A) reference design is the first to be certified with EPR to USB PD 3.1. Whilst this innovation from STMicroelectronics is […]

Transphorm and Weltrend Semiconductor Partner to Release Integrated GaN System-in-Package

By Ross Denyer | March 3, 2023

Transphorm has partnered with Weltrend to release a GaN based system in package (SiP), the WT7162RHUG24A. This SiP is designed for use in 45 to 100 watt USB-C PD power adapters charging smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other smart devices. This SiP is another step forward for Transphorm who so far have been focussed on discrete […]

HP Adopt Transphorm’s SuperGaN into New 65W Adapter

By Ross Denyer | February 28, 2023

Chargerlab have released a teardown of the HP 65W Dual USB-C GaN Power Adapter that revealing that HP have designed the SuperGaN Gen IV TP65H300G4LSG 650V GaN FET from Transphorm into the adapter. This GaN power adapter is compatible with both laptops and smartphones. Adoption by a tier one company is a good indicator of Transform’s […]

Toyoda Gosei Develops a More Compact Wireless Charger for the New Prius

By Ross Denyer | February 28, 2023

Toyoda Gosei has developed an in-cabin wireless charger that is intended to save room in the confined space of a centre console. The charger takes the form of a holder that phones can be placed in vertically, making the charger an estimated 60% more compact than the charging mats used in most vehicles. This new […]

SEAT to spend 3.2 billion converting main factory to BEV production hub for VW Group

By Ryan Sanderson | February 28, 2023

SEAT has announced it will invest 3 billion Euros ($3.2 billion dollars) to convert its Matorell facility (20 miles outside of Barcelona, Spain) from ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) to electric. The transition will span all operations including R&D, production & logistics, commercial & people and organization. The site is expected to begin production of fully-electric […]

New Peugeot Inception concept revealed at CES 2023

By Ross Denyer | February 13, 2023

​Peugeot revealed its new Inception concept at CES 2023 based on the STLA Large platform from parent company Stellantis. The new concept includes many new features that can be expected on future Peugeot cars and comes with the promise of the complete electrification of the Peugeot range. The Inception is also claimed to be able […]

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