Apple has Acquired a New Zealand based Wireless Power Company for Future
iDevice and Project Titan Solutions
October 24, 2017 Jack Purcher
Roadway Powered Electric Vehicle System
Apple has bought Kiwi tech company PowerbyProxi, which develops wireless
charging technology. Apple announced the acquisition, for an undisclosed
amount, and senior vice president of hardware engineering Dan Riccio told
Fairfax Media that PowerbyProxi was a great addition to the team.
The company was originally set up by then Auckland University student Fady
Mishriki a decade ago. Mishriki studied wireless power systems through his
Bachelor of Engineering, which became a catalyst for the firm's creation.
PowerbyProxi uses magnetic induction for its wireless power technology and
its rechargeable battery system includes the world's smallest wireless power
receivers, which are integrated directly into a device using the existing
shape of AA batteries.
One of the strengths of PowerbyProxi is that they own 450 or more patents
backing their technology that were filed all over the world as noted on
their IP Portfolio website page here [
The company website states that "PowerbyProxi has built the industry's
largest real world (allows the development of real solutions) patent
portfolio through its own Research and Development (R&D) program and
exclusive licensing agreements with The University of Auckland
(UniServices). The total portfolio consists of 450 patents, patent
applications and pending patents.
One of their patents listed on their IP page is listed under Aukland
Uniservices Limited for technology relating to charging a battery for a
hybrid electric vehicle which means Apple may have acquired them not only
for iDevice wireless technology but for Project Titan as well.
2 - patent for vehicles PoweredbyProxi
A second patent example [
] from their IP page is titled "Roadway Powered Electric Vehicle System."
The patent figure above is from that patent application ...
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