Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Mike Noonen has joined the board of Energous. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer.
Mike serves as CEO at MixComm, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company for emerging wireless applications and markets. He brings a wealth of experience in the semiconductor industry, from analog, RF and millimeter-wave to digital, and has two decades of executive experience at large multi-national companies such as NXP Semiconductors, GlobalFoundries and National Semiconductor, as well as early stage start-ups. Mike was the co-founder and chairman of Silicon Catalyst, the world’s first semiconductor incubator and helped launch many innovative companies. Mike also served on the Global Semiconductor Alliance board of directors.
Energous Corporation is leading the next generation of wireless charging – Wireless Charging 2.0 – with its award-winning WattUp® technology, which supports fast, efficient contact-based charging, as well as charging over-the-air. WattUp is a scalable, RF-based wireless charging technology that offers substantial improvements in contact-based charging efficiency, foreign object detection, orientation freedom and thermal performance compared to older, coil-based charging technologies. The technology can be designed into many different sized electronic devices for the home and office, as well as the medical, industrial, retail and automotive industries, and it ensures interoperability across products. As a systems solutions company, Energous develops silicon-based wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies and customizable reference designs. These include innovative silicon chips, antennas and software, for a large variety of applications, such as smartphones, fitness trackers, hearables, medical sensors and more. Energous received the world’s first FCC Part 18 certification for at-a-distance wireless charging, and the company has 215 awarded patents/allowed applications for its WattUp wireless charging technology to-date.
Mike and Rahul Patel bring extensive management experience in the semiconductor industry with track records of leading business units through transformative phases of development and driving business results. As we move toward broadening our penetration into the consumer electronics, medical, and industrial markets, we believe they will be fantastic additions to the Board as we launch and increase adoption of our technology on a global scale.Stephen R. Rizzone, President and CEO, Energous Corporation
I am excited to join the Energous board of directors. Energous is defining a new era of wireless charging with its WattUp technology and I look forward to collaborating with the Energous leadership team in board discussions, while leveraging my experience in the semiconductor industry.Mike Noonen, Member, Board of Directors, Energous Corporation
I am excited about Mike's appointment to the board of Energous and I am looking forward to seeing his contributions to this exciting young company.Dotty Schaffer, Partner, Board Practice Leader, Lonergan Partners