San Jose, California. 18 April 2022 – Energous Corporation, a developer of RF-based wireless power networks, announced that its 1W WattUp PowerBridge transmitter technology has been approved by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in China for IoT applications. Energous’ WattUp PowerBridge supports multiple applications including smart tags, electronic shelf labels, sensors, asset trackers and more.
Energous’ WattUp technology enables manufacturers to design cordless, batteryless and fully waterproof sensors, smart tags, asset trackers and other IoT appliances that can be deployed in industrial, retail, enterprise, and healthcare markets. This approval for unlimited distance transmission follows similar certifications received by Energous in the United States, Europe and India, and expands Energous’ global technology ecosystem. According to the IDC Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide (November 2021), the total combined value of IoT spending across these four markets (U.S., Europe, India and China) is expected to reach $923.7 billion (€855.39 billion) by 2025, up from a combined $595.9 billion (€551.83 billion) in 2021.
“The approval of our WattUp PowerBridge in China increases the global Energous ecosystem and opens up new design options such as cordless, batteryless and fully waterproof devices for IoT manufacturers in the region,” says Cesar Johnston, CEO of Energous. “Through our growing worldwide regulatory approvals, Energous has established a leadership position, which has further expanded with this approval of our technology in China.”