Ossia, e-peas, and E Ink develop the first battery-less Electronic Paper Display Prototype that is Wirelessly Powered at a Distance
BELLEVUE, Wash. ā July 23, 2019 ā Ossia Inc. (āOssiaā), the company behind the FCC approved CotaĀ® Real Wireless Powerā¢ technology, e-peas S.A. (ā e-peasā), a leading semiconductor company developing energy harvesting PMICs and extremely low-power microcontrollers for battery-less IoT applications, and E Ink Holdings (āE Inkā), the leading innovator of electronic ink technology, today announced that they have successfully developed the first-of-its-kind wirelessly powered Electronic Paper Display (āEPDā) prototype system that is entirely battery-free. This system can be successfully operated and wirelessly powered at-a-distance in a dynamic environment, without the need for any wires or batteries. The companies plan to release this leading-edge technology for commercial use by the end of next year. It is presently available for demonstration purposes only.
Ossia, e-peas, and E Ink envision that wireless power will be a key enabler to the extensive use of smart display solutions in the Internet-of-Things (āIoTā) field, such as electronic shelf labels for retailers, digital signage, logistics tags, and distributed sensor networks. Wirelessly powered EPD devices for the IoT can be used in a wide range of industries, including retail, industrial, logistics and warehousing.