Press Release – Former IDT CEO Joins Spark Connected as an Advisory Board Member

Jeffrey S. McCreary, Spark Connected Advisory Board
Spark Connected, a leading technology developer of advanced and innovative wireless power system solutions, today announced that Jeffrey McCreary has joined Spark Connected as an advisory board member.

DALLAS, TEXAS (PRWEB) DECEMBER 05, 2018

DALLAS, TEXAS. December 4, 2018. Spark Connected, a leading technology developer of advanced and innovative wireless power system solutions, today announced that Jeffrey McCreary has joined Spark Connected as an advisory board member.

McCreary served as interim President and CEO of IDT and ISOLA during major turnaround initiatives. He is a former Senior Vice-President of Texas Instruments and managed the World-Wide Sales and Marketing organizations. At TI, Jeff contributed in several other executive positions, including General Manager of Advanced Logic Products and General Manager of Worldwide Military Semiconductors.

”The convenience and effectiveness of wireless power makes it one of the most important technological developments in the industry,“ said Jeff McCreary. “The complexity of the solutions, however, demand domain expertise and a commitment fortified by experience. The team at Spark Connected reflects these attributes and that is one of the many reasons I am pleased to join them as an advisor,” said McCreary.

Jeff is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and a member of the board of directors of Benchmark Electronics (BHE). He previously served as a director of technology companies: Integrated Device Technology (IDTI); MIPS Technologies (MIPS); the Gennum Corporation (GND); and, the Isola Group.

“On behalf of the entire organization, we warmly welcome Jeff to our advisory board,“ said Ruwanga Dassanayake, Chief Operating Officer, Spark Connected. “Jeff brings broad industry experience and a track record of success having led global semiconductor companies. His counsel will be invaluable to Spark as we continue to innovate and grow in new wireless power markets and applications.”

Jeffrey S. McCreary, Spark Connected Advisory Board

The convenience and effectiveness of wireless power makes it one of the most important technological developments in the industry. The complexity of the solutions, demand domain expertise and a commitment fortified by experience. The team at Spark Connected reflects these attributes.”, said Jeffrey McCreary, Advisory Board Member at Spark Connected.

About Spark Connected

Spark Connected | powering the world, wirelessly
Spark connected is an industry leader specializing in multiple advanced and safe wireless power technologies that benefits a wide variety of applications in the Automotive, Industrial, Infrastructure, Medical, Robotics, Security, Factory Automation, IOT, Smart Home, and Consumer markets.
Spark is transforming wireless power delivery and intelligent battery charging with innovative platforms, disruptive technology and breakthrough products enabling an enhanced user experience for all. The company specializes in Product Development and Engineering Solutions with a team of passionate innovators with decades combined deep domain expertise.

AURIX™ is a trademark of Infineon Technologies AG.

Please forward inquiries to: sales(at)sparkconnected.com
For more information visit: http://www.sparkconnected.com
Spark Connected is a Full Member of the Wireless Power Consortium

Press Release – Spark Connected Expands into Industrial Markets with a new 80-Watt Wireless Power Solution

Spark Connected Expands into Industrial Markets with a new 80-Watt Wireless Power Solution

Munich, Germany. November 13, 2018.

Spark Connected, (www.sparkconnected.com) a leading technology developer of advanced and innovative wireless power system solutions, demonstrates new wireless power technology for industrial markets at the 2018 electronica show.

The 80-Watt wireless power solution named The Ogre, consists of both a high-power transmitter and companion high-power receiver. This technology can be ideal for applications such as automated vacuum cleaners, unmanned drones and inventory management robots. The system offers high efficiency, robust performance, foreign object detection (FOD) and the ability to hermetically seal products to protect systems from moisture and dust, which can be advantageous in factory environments.

“With the rapidly evolving manufacturing technology trends in Industry 4.0, planning for power management and battery charging continues to be a critical element in the transition. Wireless power can be a formidable tool that can solve key challenges in unmanned automated systems that operate in harsh Industrial environments”, said Ken Moore, Chief Executive Officer at Spark Connected.

Feature summary:

  • Supports the industry’s highest power levels on the smallest coils
  • High efficiency 80W charging without exotic thermal management
  • Supports future products and standards with a software upgrade
  • Built-in safety features, ensuring a safe and simple user charging experience
  • Products can be hermetically sealed and still allow charging / power deliveryPowered by the Infineon XMC™ Wireless Power Controller


About Spark Connected

Spark Connected | powering the world, wirelessly

Spark connected is an industry leader specializing in multiple advanced and safe wireless power technologies that benefits a wide variety of applications in the Automotive, Industrial, Infrastructure, Medical, Robotics, Security, Factory Automation, IOT, Smart Home, and Consumer markets.

Spark is transforming wireless power delivery and intelligent battery charging with innovative platforms, disruptive technology and breakthrough products enabling an enhanced user experience for all. The company specializes in Product Development and Engineering Solutions with a team of passionate innovators with decades combined deep domain expertise.

Spark Connected is a Full Member of the Wireless Power Consortium.

For more information visit: www.sparkconnected.com

Please forward inquiries to: sales@sparkconnected.com

XMC™ is a trademark of Infineon Technologies AG

Ken Moore, Spark Connected CEO

“With the rapidly evolving manufacturing technology trends in Industry 4.0, wireless power can be a formidable tool that can solve key challenges in unmanned automated systems that operate in harsh Industrial environments.” – Ken Moore, CEO at Spark Connected.

Spark Connected expands into industrial at electronica 2018!

Meet Spark Connected at electronica 2018 - Nov. 13-16, 2018

I am a huge fan of wireless charging on my smartphone. The ability to top off my phone battery at any of the strategically located charging pads sprinkled around my home and office ensures the phone is always ready to perform any task I require. But did you realize that wireless power isn’t just for smartphones? From medical tablets in a busy doctor’s office, to autonomous inventory management robots and drones in a large fulfillment center, many devices can greatly benefit by removing cables and connectors.

Combine wireless power with next generation technologies powering IoT and Smart Factories, and you have a powerful recipe that can deliver the next wave of key applications all with a satisfying user experience.

If you want to learn more, and you are in Munich next week, stop by the electronica show in Messe München, Hall C3, Booth #502. I’ll see you there.

Ken Moore, Spark Connected CEO

“See how innovations in wireless power are changing your world” – Ken Moore, CEO at Spark Connected.

Press Release – Spark Connected Introduces New Certified Automotive In-Cabin Wireless Charging Solution

EMI in-cabin wireless charging Spark Connected
Spark connected, a Texas based leading technology developer of advanced and innovative wireless power system solutions with deep domain expertise, today announced its new automotive in-cabin wireless charging solution for charging smart phones.

DALLAS (PRWEB) October 31, 2018

Spark Connected, a leading technology developer of advanced and innovative wireless power system solutions, today announced its new automotive in-cabin wireless charging solution for smartphones.

The solution named The Beast, is a 15 Watt Qi certified three-coil three-coil transmitter and is also certified for CISPR-25 Class 4 to meet strict automotive in-cabin emissions requirements for electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

Much can be improved with the way consumers charge their phones in their vehicles today – connectors do not always fit, cables get tangled and most of all connecting cables to devices while driving is certainly not very safe.

“The next frontier for wireless charging phones will be in the automotive segment with higher adoption rates in vehicles for ease of use and a better charging experience”, said Ruwanga Dassanayake, Chief Operating Officer at Spark Connected. “Spark Connected’s solution has gone through a robust certification process. This allows our automotive customers to adopt our technology with confidence and ease, minimizing expensive engineering effort while accelerating their products to market. The combination of CISPR-25 Class 4 and Qi certifications sets this solution apart and ahead of others in the industry”.

FEATURE SUMMARY

  • WPC Qi v1.2.4 15 Watt EPP certified
  • CISPR 25 Class 4 certified
  • Supports all Qi certified smartphones
  • AEC-Q100 qualified
  • Supports future products and standards with a firmware upgrade
  • Fixed frequency architecture to meet strict automotive requirements
  • Full power charging with a 6 – 19V input supply, supporting stop/start
  • Supports multi-coil configurations (standard and custom)
  • Single Infineon AURIX™ Wireless Power Controller supports wireless charging, CAN and NFC interface functions and security features

In addition to Automotive, The Beast may be ideal for applications such as in-cabin smart phone charging for commercial airlines, trucks, trains, and cruise liners.

Ruwanga Dassanayake, COO

“The next frontier for wirelessly charging phones will be in the automotive market with higher adoption rates in vehicles. Spark’s solution is the most advanced in the market with CISPR-25 Class 4 and Qi certifications”, said Ruwanga Dassanayake, Chief Operating Officer at Spark Connected.

About Spark Connected

Spark Connected | powering the world, wirelessly
Spark connected is an industry leader specializing in multiple advanced and safe wireless power technologies that benefits a wide variety of applications in the Automotive, Industrial, Infrastructure, Medical, Robotics, Security, Factory Automation, IOT, Smart Home, and Consumer markets.
Spark is transforming wireless power delivery and intelligent battery charging with innovative platforms, disruptive technology and breakthrough products enabling an enhanced user experience for all. The company specializes in Product Development and Engineering Solutions with a team of passionate innovators with decades combined deep domain expertise.

AURIX™ is a trademark of Infineon Technologies AG.

Please forward inquiries to: sales(at)sparkconnected.com
For more information visit: http://www.sparkconnected.com
Spark Connected is a Full Member of the Wireless Power Consortium