'Father of the Cell Phone' Joins Energous Board of Directors
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/07/15 -- Energous Corporation ("Energous" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: WATT), the developer of WattUp™, a revolutionary wire-free charging technology for mobile devices that provides power at a distance, today announced that Martin (Marty) Cooper has joined its board of directors. Cooper, who was previously on Energous' board of advisors, conceived the first handheld cell phone in 1973, was the first person to make a portable cell phone call, and is an innovator in the field of radio spectrum management.
Martin Cooper, known as the "Father of the Cellphone", and his team at Motorola launched pioneering technology that sparked the mobile revolution. "It is a natural synergy that Marty be deeply involved with the next great advancement for the mobile revolution, the elimination of the power cord and the complete untethering of mobile devices," said Stephen R. Rizzone, CEO at Energous. "He is a true visionary and a consummate entrepreneur. His background in wireless communications and antenna technologies brings invaluable knowledge and experience to our Board of Directors and our company."
During his 50 plus year career, Martin Cooper has been involved in every major advancement in wireless communications. He has co-founded several communications companies with Arlene Harris, his wife and business partner. Among those was ArrayComm, Inc., which specializes in smart antenna technologies for mobile phones and wireless internet connectivity and GreatCall, Inc. the creators of the Jitterbug phone. Cooper grew ArrayComm from a startup to one of the world's leaders in smart antenna technology with over 400 patents issued or pending, worldwide. He is currently the co-founder and chairman of Dyna, LLC. He is on advisory committees for both the FCC and the US Department of Commerce.
"WattUp is a breakthrough technology," said Martin Cooper. "It has potential to untether cell phone users from the plug-in cord, the charging mat and the wall outlet, while being totally transparent to the user. While the technology is important today, it will become essential as phone users encounter the power demands of ever-increasing functionality in cell phones and of multiple wearable devices on a person."
About Energous Corporation
Energous Corporation is developing WattUp, an award-winning wire-free charging technology that will transform the way people charge and power their electronic devices at home, in the office, in the car and beyond. WattUp is a revolutionary, patent and trademark-pending solution that delivers intelligent, scalable power via the same radio bands as a Wi-Fi router. WattUp differs from current wireless charging systems in that it will deliver meaningful, usable power, at a distance, to multiple devices, resulting in a wire-free experience that saves users from having to remember to plug in their devices or place them on a mat. For more information, please visit Energous.com, or follow Energous on Twitter and Facebook.
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Source: Energous Corporation
Released July 7, 2015