Press Releases


2012

February 22, 2012
Powercast’s Chipset and RF Energy Harvesting Reference Design Enable Low-Cost Wireless Power over Distance


2011

April 20, 2011
Powercast Debuts Battery-less, RF-Powered Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor System for Building and Industrial Automation
Radio waves perpetually power sensor networks to eliminate wiring and batteries

March 29, 2011
Powercast P2110 Powerharvester Receiver Named as 2011 Design News Golden Mousetrap Best Product Winner
Prestigious annual award given for innovation in the category of wireless/mobile components.

January 5, 2011
Powercast Tapped for CES “Powering Up Without Wires” Panel Moderated by Today Show’s Paul Hochman
Panel will address innovations and applications of wireless power technologies for consumer electronics.

January 4, 2011
Powercast RF Transmitter Named an EDN Hot 100 Product of 2010
Compiled by EDN’s editors, this annual listing highlights the electronics industry’s most significant products.


2010

November 16, 2010
Powercast Debuts RF Energy Harvesting Kit for Wireless Battery Charging
Radio waves charge THINERGY thin-film batteries or traditional batteries to perpetually operate low-power devices

November 10, 2010
Mouser Electronics Partners Globally with Powercast Corporation to Deliver RF Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power
Agreement increases Mouser’s energy harvesting offerings and further expands Powercast’s market reach to design engineers.

October 26, 2010
Microchip and Powercast Debut World’s First RF Energy Harvesting Kit That Enables Battery-Free, Perpetually Powered Wireless Applications
Combination of Powercast’s RF Energy Harvesting System and Microchip’s eXtreme Low Power PIC® Microcontrollers Eliminates Batteries in a Wide Range of Applications

October 19, 2010
Powercast Transmitter Sends Power, Data for RF Energy Harvesting & Wireless Power Systems
Transmitter and receiver combo wirelessly charge and operate micro-power devices

June 7, 2010
Powercast to Demonstrate RF-Powered, Battery-Free Wireless Sensor Module at Sensors Expo 2010
Wireless Sensor Module, jointly developed by Powercast and Microchip Technology, showcases RF energy harvesting and low power processing and communications.

April 13, 2010
Future Electronics and Powercast Sign Global Distribution Agreement
Future Electronics and Powercast have entered into a global distribution agreement to distribute Powercast’s RF energy harvesting and wireless power technology.

March 31, 2010
Powercast Releases New RF Powerharvester Receivers
Powercast announces the release of the P1110 and P2110 Powerharvester Receivers. These new components add power management and control functions to interface energy harvesting with microcontrollers.


2009

June 10, 2009
Powercast wins 2009 “Best of Sensors Expo” Gold Award
Powercast received a Gold-level award at the 2009 Sensors Expo. The award recognized Powercast’s innovation in sensor components with the P2100 Powerharvester module which enables battery-free wireless sensors to be powered over distance by harvesting RF energy from radio waves.

May 18, 2009
Powercast and CAP-XX Team on Battery-Free Power Supply for Wireless Sensors
Powercast and CAP-XX have announced collaboration on a battery-free power supply for wireless sensors. The designed will be jointly presented at the Darnell nanoPower Forum on May 18, 2009.

May 7, 2009
Powercast Releases Additional Wireless Power Development Kits
Powercast announced it has released additional versions of its Lifetime Power Evaluation and Development Kit. The new kits, available for purchase at www.powercastco.com, represent offerings focused more specifically for recharging Alkaline and Lithium Ion batteries.

April 30, 2009
Powercast joins Texas Instruments Developer Network
Powercast, a leader in the commercialization of RF energy harvesting and wireless power solutions, announced it has joined the Texas Instruments Developer Network to support wireless powering of devices driven by TI’s MSP430.

March 16, 2009
Powercast to Present at the Sensor Expo and Conference in June
Powercast will be included in the Energy Harvesting & Power Management Pavilion dedicated to demonstrating solutions that are capable of capturing, converting, storing and delivering energy in a form that can be used to provide the power needed by the system it serves.

January 4, 2009
Powercast debuts the Lifetime Power Evaluation and Development Kit at CES 2009
Powercast is continuing a period of viral and open growth, by introducing a Lifetime Power Evaluation and Development Kit available to qualified potential partners.