Energous Receives Industry-First FCC Wireless Charging Certification

Breakthrough for WattUp, the over-the-air, power-at-a-distance technology

Washington DC – December 27, 2017 – Cooley client Energous Corporation announced its FCC certification of the company’s revolutionary wire-free, power-at-a-distance charging technology, WattUp. This marks the first FCC certification of its kind, representing a new era of wireless charging. Cooley partner and former FCC commissioner Robert McDowell advised Energous through the approval process.

The WattUp Mid Field transmitter sends focused, radio frequency-based power to WattUp-enabled electronic devices at a distance of up to three feet. It is the only technology that can do both contact-based and non-contact-based wireless charging, as well as multiple devices – smartphones, tablets, fitness trackers, earbuds, smart speakers – at once. 

“The FCC certification of Energous’ power-at-a-distance wireless charging transmitter is a major market milestone. It opens up options, outside of just contact-based charging, to Wireless Charging 2.0 – an ecosystem where devices can be charged both via pad and at a distance,” said Stephen R. Rizzone, president and CEO of Energous, in a news release. 

Energous Corporation, which trades on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “WATT,” plans to demonstrate its latest WattUp technology at CES 2018, the world’s largest consumer electronics show, January 9 to 12 in Las Vegas.

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Press Coverage

"Wireless Charging Just Got Closer to Becoming Reality," Quartz

"Energous at-a-Distance Wireless Charging Certification Called 'Groundbreaking," Consumer Electronics Daily 

"FCC Powers Up For Energous Long-Distance Charger," Twice

Related Contacts
Robert M. McDowell  Partner Washington, DC
Related Practices & Industries

Telecommunications & Wireless  Technology