Below is our recent interview with Aya Kantor, VP of Products at Powermat Technologies:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?
A: Powermat Technologies is a global leader in advanced wireless power technology, providing advanced Qi-certified and proprietary wireless power solutions for IoT, telecom (5G), automotive, robotics, consumer electronics, medical devices, and industrial applications. Powermat wireless power solutions and IP licensing programs enable global businesses to incorporate advanced wireless power into their products and customize solutions for unique use cases. Global market leaders including Samsung, General Motors, Flex, Harman International, Pivotal Commware, and Kyocera have adopted Powermat wireless power solutions. Over 800 million smartphones, 40 million embedded accessories, and 8 million cars worldwide have Powermat solutions inside.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: Recently, the Powermat PMT 100 Wireless Power Solution was awarded a 2022 Best of Sensors Award for Innovative Medical Product of the Year category at Sensors Converge for our PMT 100 wireless power solution. Presented by Sensors Converge and Fierce Electronics, the awards program honors the best in technologies, companies, and leaders in the sensor ecosystem.
Q: Can you give us more insights about the winning solution?
A: The Powermat PMT 100 is designed for small form factor devices, including medical devices such as hearing aids, ECGs, glucose monitors, breathing sensors, medical wearables, and implantables. The Powermat PMT 100 does not require a microcontroller and has minimal peripheral components which enables for a tiny form factor and a cost sensitive design, which greatly improves patient care by offering smaller more portable devices enabling constant monitoring and remote patient. By integrating the Powermat wireless power solution, OEMs can achieve significant battery size reductions and lower device weights, while providing a more comfortable charging experience for patients. Powermat PMT 100 leverages Powermat SmartInductive™ Technology, which allows for a broader scope of capabilities than traditional magnetic induction solutions found in the market today. Powermat SmartInductive™ Technology offers a hybrid solution between inductive wireless charging and resonance, producing more power, more freedom of positioning, longer ranges between wireless power transmitters and receivers, and lower implementation costs.
Q: What can we expect from your company in next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: Powermat is planning to launch a high-power platform targeting new markets such as e-scooter, e-bikes, and industrial robotics. This solution will be based on Powermat SmartInductive™ technology and will offer power over longer ranges and provide advanced battery management.
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: Powermat can transfer power and data wirelessly through walls, glass, underwater, and more. Once structures and environment were obstacles and costly. Now with Powermat wireless power solutions these limitations are removed. For instance, to have power for 5G telecom routers, sensors or cameras, no setup drilling is required which saves time, money, and labor. The Powermat solutions designed for these applications are part of the Powermat DC Power Family; Powermat PMT 300, Powermat PMT 250 and Powermat 200. These wireless power solutions are designed for a range of applications and vary in power output with the PMT 300 providing up to 300W.