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Pasadena Company Teams With Motorola to Bring Wireless Power to Smartphones

Published on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 11:59 am
 
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Pasadena-based GuRu Wireless Inc. has entered into a partnership with cellphone giant Motorola to create the first generation of smartphones capable of being powered wirelessly, the company announced Wednesday.

A technology developed by Guru called RF Lensing is capable of delivering power to mobile devices at distances of meters, the company said in a written statement.

“This proprietary technology revolutionizes the consumer experience and helps to remove power as an everyday concern,” the statement said. “GuRu’s patented, miniature modules will enable devices to be powered at long range by precision power transfer. Motorola and GuRu, will work together to match Motorola’s rigorous requirements of quality, power efficiency and safety.”

GuRu CEO and co-founder Florian Bohn said he expected the collaboration to help push the boundaries of mobile technology, and Motorola was the ideal partner.

“Innovation has always been part of Motorola’s DNA. The company has long enriched our lives with its ecosystem of smart devices and solutions,” he said.  “We are excited to join forces with an industry leader whose goal is to improve the consumer experience. Together, we will introduce true mobility for portable smart devices and sensors.”

The cellphone maker was also enthusiastic about the partnership, according to Motorola Vice President of Product Dan Dery.

“At Motorola we are constantly working to bring innovations to the market that can improve our consumers’ lives. With this solution we will provide a glimpse of the freedom and flexibility that users can enjoy with a revolutionary over-the-air, wireless power technology,” he said. “With GuRu, we imagine a new generation of wirelessly powered devices.”

More information on GuRu Wireless Inc. is available on the company website at guru.inc.

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