Three way deal for wireless power to RF ePaper tags

Originally posted by EENewsEurope:

Ossia has signed a strategic three way deal to supply its wireless power technology for RFID tags with electronic paper. 

The collaboration announced at CES 2023 will see ferroelectric memories from Fujitsu Semiconductor Memory Solution (FSM) combined with components from Japanese distributor and IoT systems integrator Marubun.

Ossia and Marubun have also been working together on developing a wirelessly powered IoT sensor receiver that can be embedded within a wide variety of electronic devices. 

Cota Real Wireless Power can deliver focused energy wirelessly to hundreds of RFID tags, asset tracking systems and electronic shelf labels (ESLs) simultaneously and automatically, without user intervention, maintenance, batteries, or wiring. It can be safely used around people and pets, and can be remotely managed via the cloud.

“It simply makes good business sense to leverage wireless power for IoT that comes in the many hundreds of thousands, like ESLs and RFIDs,” said Satoshi Fujino, Senior Vice President, at Marubun. “Wires and batteries are so limiting that these two devices have been held back from widespread innovation, not to mention adoption. Cota Real Wireless Power makes ESLs and RFIDs truly viable and useful, and opens the door to expand on use cases.”

“Ossia is pushing the boundaries of wireless power, and this strategic partnership enables us to power the future — sustainably, practically, and seamlessly — of digital shelf labels and asset tracking systems like smart barcodes, today,” said Doug Stovall, CEO at Ossia.

“We are driven to build new possibilities for a more sustainable world by connecting people, technology, and ideas,” said Kohji Nozoe, Director, Solution Business Dept. at Fujitsu Semiconductor Memory Solution. “Ossia’s wireless power technology is world changing. It is transforming the way engineers — and business leaders — are thinking about IoT and sustainability. We anticipate that this collaboration with Marubun and Ossia will spark many ideas and conversations at CES this year.”

Ossia’s Cota Real Wireless power is regulatory approved to be used at any distance in more than 62 countries, including by the FCC in the US and CE/UKCA in Europe and the UK.