ONiO and Exeger partner to provide sustainable solar technology for IoT and consumer electronics

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ONiO, a company that has pioneered the development of advanced batteryless microcontrollers, has announced that is in a strategic partnership with Exeger, the developer of Powerfoyle solar cell technology.

Working together these two companies are looking to transform the IoT and consumer electronics landscape, with ONiO using Powerfoyle as its preferred solar cell technology for product integration.

The collaboration will focus on developing devices that can draw power from any light source, whether natural outdoor or ambient indoor. Through the integration of Powerfoyle, devices will be able to operate with complete autonomy, while remaining 100% batteryless helping to eliminate the alarming impact that disposable battery waste has on the environment.

"Selecting Powerfoyle as the preferred solar cell technology for ONiO was based on three clear advantages. Powerfoyle has leading efficiency when integrated into products and offers best-in-class integration possibilities. A number of leading companies have chosen Exeger as an exclusive solar cell supplier, giving ONiO a unique commercial opportunity through this partnerhip," said Kjetil Meisal, CEO of ONiO. "This partnership is about pioneering technology and championing a green revolution where devices are powered endlessly by clean energy, completely bypassing the need for traditional batteries."

ONiO.zero microcontrollers can power up in just a few seconds, significantly outpacing the tens of minutes required by many other competing technologies.

This rapid activation, particularly in low-light scenarios, complements Exeger's Powerfoyle technology, and this synergy is seen as signalling a new frontier in the world of IoT devices, and is seen as ushering in the next generation of efficient, batteryless devices that are not just ready for immediate operation but also redefine the benchmarks for cold-start capabilities.

“Joining forces with ONiO marks a significant step forward in our joint mission to develop more sustainable products for the IoT market”, explained Oscar Hemberg, Chief Product Integration Officer at Exeger. “Collaborating with industry pioneer ONiO, illustrates the widespread demand and possibilities for integrating Powerfoyle solar cell technology. In addition, this partnership recognises a natural fit, with Exeger complementing ONiO as it continues to reduce waste in the development of advanced batteryless microcontrollers.”  

ONiO and Exeger said that this new partnership would combine ONiO's advanced microcontrollers with Exeger's Powerfoyle technology, helping in the development of more sustainable, low-maintenance electronics.