The global supplier of electrical and electronic systems Lumen Australia has signed a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) license pact with Qualcomm Incorporated, says a release from Qualcomm.
Under the agreement, Lumen gets the right to include Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology in its product portfolio and to commercialize the WEVC system. The product mainly targets the Hybrid (PHEV) and Electric Vehicles (EV) manufacturers and wireless charging infrastructure companies.
Lumen can also develop WEVC system using Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology. With its expertise in electrical and electronic systems, Lumen is working on multiple WEVC production programs across several industry segments.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Jon Evans, chief executive officer, Lumen said, “Lumen’s integration expertise ideally positions us to develop and deliver a widely varied portfolio of WEVC systems, including multi-coil systems to meet our customer’s requirements. Working with Qualcomm provides us access to industry leading WEVC technology and extensive engineering knowledge and support.”
Commenting on the new association with Lumen Australia, Steve Pazol, vice president, and general manager, wireless charging, Qualcomm Incorporated said, “Qualcomm is providing Lumen with a comprehensive technology transfer tailored to accelerate and enhance their ability to develop commercially and technically viable WEVC systems and to support the future design of improved WEVC designs.”
“We are excited to be working closely with Lumen as they commercialize Qualcomm Halo technology, and bring WEVC charging into production and expand our network of high-quality automotive component suppliers into Asia-Pacific,” Pazol added.
Lumen Australia is based in Asia-Pacific, but represents globally through manufacturing, technical and sales divisions, and supported by the Global Centre of Excellence, situated in Melbourne, Australia.