Today’s electronic devices, including the rapidly growing internet of things (IoT), are designed for untethered connectivity. However, battery life constrains performance and limits freedom. We are addressing this by providing state-of-the-art wireless power solutions for 21st century devices.
Nikola Labs has an advantaged far-field wireless power technology that converts radio frequency (RF) energy into direct current (DC) power. Over the coming months and years, we will demonstrate our technology in various applications, and work with partners to rapidly bring wirelessly powered products to market.
Wireless power has been in the public consciousness for more than a century, but with the passing of Nikola Tesla, the most prominent mind behind the vision, progress stalled. Today, we are witnessing a resurgence. What has long been considered science fiction is at our fingertips and will become commonplace in the next decade.
The market research firm IHS Technology predicts that by 2018 wireless power will be an $8.5 billion industry, up from $216 million five years earlier.
Below are some of the most important events in wireless power history thus far: