Jeff McNeil Joins Energous Corporation as Vice President of Operations

Leader in Over-the-Air Wireless Charging Hires Cypress Semiconductor's Jeff McNeil as Vice President of Operations

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/28/15 -- Energous Corporation ("Energous®" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: WATT), the developer of WattUp™, a revolutionary wire-free charging technology for mobile and IoT devices that provides "over-the-air" power at a distance, today announced the appointment of Jeff McNeil as Vice President of Operations. McNeil will oversee day-to-day global operations as Energous prepares to migrate from technology development and customer acquisition to fulfillment.

"Jeff comes to us with a significant and impressive background in the semiconductor industry -- having spent over two decades with one of the preeminent companies in the Silicon Valley," said Stephen R. Rizzone, CEO of Energous. "Jeff will lead Energous' efforts to deliver world-class solutions to our licensing partners while ensuring superior quality and complete customer satisfaction."

Prior to joining Energous, McNeil held a successful 21 year tenure at Cypress Semiconductor where he most recently served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations. In his recent global operations role, he was responsible for worldwide operations for subcon manufacturing, FA, planning and logistics. Significant achievements at Cypress Semiconductor include reducing lead-times by 40 percent, improving on time delivery to > 99.5% and reducing inventory by > 30% while delivering exceptional quality product. Earlier in his career, McNeil held extensive operations and engineering leadership positions at companies including Heraeus, Digital Equipment Corporation, Seagate and Memorex.

"Energous will transform how consumers power their devices with its truly revolutionary wire-free charging technology," said Jeff McNeil, vice president of operations at Energous. "I'm genuinely excited to be evolving an entire industry by helping our customers enable new markets, creating new revenue streams that will impact their bottom line."

About Energous Corporation

Energous Corporation (NASDAQ: WATT) is developing WattUp, an award-winning wire-free charging technology that will transform the way people and industries charge and power their electronic devices at home, in the office, in the car and beyond. WattUp is a revolutionary, patent-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, or follow Energous on Twitter and Facebook.

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Source: Energous Corporation