John E. Major Joins Energous Corporation Advisory Board

PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/09/14 -- Energous Corporation ("Energous" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: WATT), the developer of WattUp™, a disruptive wire-free charging technology for electronic devices that provides power at a distance with complete mobility under full software control, today announced that John E. Major has joined the company's advisory board.

"Energous Corporation's WattUp technology, which delivers mobile device charging with full roaming capability, is truly innovative," said Major. "I am looking forward to working with the team and lending my expertise to help guide the company in bringing wire-free charging to the masses."

Major is currently the President of MTSG, a strategic consulting and investment company. He previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive of Novatel Wireless -- and held other senior leadership positions at Qualcomm and Motorola. In addition to his advisory role at Energous, Major's board positions include Broadcom, Littelfuse, Lennox International and Orbcomm.

"John is one of the foremost thought leaders in the mobile industry and brings a wealth of knowledge to the table when it comes to identifying the strategies and tactics that will position WattUp to lead in the wire-free power market," said Stephen R. Rizzone, CEO of Energous Corporation. "We are honored to formalize his advisory role and look forward to accessing his valuable guidance on a sustained basis."

About Energous Corporation
Energous Corporation is developing WattUp™, a 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 delivers meaningful, useable power, at a distance, while allowing users to roam while charging. The result is a wire-free experience that saves users from having to remember to plug in their devices or place them on a mat. Energous will initially license WattUp to the wearable and mobile-accessory markets and will expand to other markets such as Wi-Fi routers and smartphones over time. For more information, please visit

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