Qualcomm Inc. has signed an agreement with Preh GmbH to license its wireless electric vehicle charging technology, the San Diego company said on Nov. 8. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) said that under the new pact, Preh plans to develop, make and supply wireless electric vehicle charging systems based on technology that Qualcomm calls Halo. Preh plans to supply systems to manufacturers of plug-in hybrid vehicles as well as all-electric vehicles.
Qualcomm said that Preh is currently developing automotive charging systems based on what the industry calls Double D magnetics, which deliver high power and superior performance in a small vehicle package size. Qualcomm said it is offering comprehensive technical support to Preh’s efforts.
Founded in Germany in 1919, Preh is an automotive supplier with 6,300 employees. China-based Joyson Group, which is based near Shanghai, acquired Preh in 2011.