Energous also said it is in production of its transmitter and power amplification chips, and is qualifying its receiver chips.
Though Energous is a public company, it is very much a startup; for the first quarter of 2016, it pulled in only $136,000 in revenue, while spending $10.9 million, largely in research and development. That’s meant that Energous prioritized its Mini WattUp transmitter to make some money, Rizzone said.
“I want to make it very, very clear that our prioritization of the Mini WattUp transmitter is opportunistic, and absolutely does not signal any problem with either our power at a distance midsize or full-size transmitter reference design or their path to regulatory approval,” Rizzone said in a conference call earlier this month. “Our midsize and full-size reference designs work, and are in various stages of commercialization.”
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