Former Qualcomm Executive and Wireless Charging Expert to Drive Market Adoption and Implementation for AirFuel technologies
PORTLAND, OR – April 5, 2017 – The AirFuel™ Alliance, a global consortium of industry leaders focused on enabling and accelerating the adoption of wireless power technology, today announced that Jim Perrott has joined the organization as the Head of Global Market Development. In this role, Jim will drive adoption of AirFuel’s industry-leading technologies and broaden relationships with key companies in the consumer electronics, technology and public infrastructure spaces.
AirFuel Alliance is the leading authority on wireless power technology and standards, ensuring seamless interoperability and reliability for its members. With millions of products commercialized across all three major wireless charging technologies – inductive, resonant, and RF – AirFuel helps businesses meet the growing and evolving needs of consumers worldwide.
Jim will help the Alliance grow even more by leveraging his more than 30 years of experience in device and technology development, marketing and sales. He previously was the Senior Director for Qualcomm’s consumer resonant wireless power solution, WiPower™, where he was responsible for leading business development and customer engagements. Jim was also a founding member of the Alliance for Wireless Power/A4WP – which later merged with PMA to form the AirFuel Alliance – and personally recruited over 150 of the 190-member consortium.
“Jim brings to AirFuel that rare combination of deep wireless power knowledge and long-standing relationships with all the key players in the global wireless power ecosystem,” said Ron Resnick, AirFuel Alliance president and chairman. “We’re delighted to welcome him to the AirFuel team to continue to expand adoption of AirFuel’s inductive, resonant and RF technologies.”
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Jim held several senior positions including SVP of Sales, Marketing and Engineering at Netlist (NASD: NLST), where he led the development of Netlist’s first custom IC products intended for the high bandwidth datacenter memory solutions; VP of Sales at Luxtera, an industry leader of integrated silicon waveguides for communications solutions and as VP of Sales at Applied Micro Circuit Corp (NASD: AMCC) where he was responsible for more than $400M in revenue.
Jim got his start in the semiconductor market as a manufacturer’s representative where he operated his own company for 10 years during which time he won numerous awards for design wins and sales. Jim is also a veteran having served as Captain in a U.S. Army Armored Cavalry Squadron. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University.
About AirFuel Alliance
AirFuel Alliance is an association dedicated to building a global wireless charging ecosystem based on best in industry inductive, resonant and future wireless charging technology. AirFuel Alliance's mission is to bring a diverse base of interoperable products to the global market that deliver the best wireless charging experience for consumers.
Further, the Alliance continues to address future, non-magnetic technologies including RF, ultrasound and lasers that deliver power at a distance. The organization membership is made up of over 150 leading technology and consumer electronics companies, including board of directors companies Dell, Duracell, Energous, Gill Electronics, MediaTek, ON Semiconductor, Powermat Technologies, Qualcomm Inc., Samsung Electronics, Semtech, Starbucks and WiTricity.