ONiO announced a strategic partnership with Exeger, the innovators behind Powerfoyle solar cell technology. Together, the alliance marks a step towards a sustainable future, transforming the IoT and consumer electronics landscape.
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 operate with complete autonomy, while remaining 100% batteryless in order to help 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 world leading efficiency when integrated into products. Combined with best-in-class integration possibilities makes it the clear choice for product integration. World-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.”
In recent evaluations alongside Exeger, ONiO has demonstrated a groundbreaking advantage over today’s state-of-the-art technologies. ONiO.zero microcontrollers power up in just a few seconds, significantly outpacing the tens of minutes required by current leading technologies.
This rapid activation, particularly in low-light scenarios, perfectly complements Exeger’s Powerfoyle technology. This synergy signals a new frontier in the world of IoT devices, and ushers 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,” added 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 recognizes a natural fit, with Exeger complementing ONiO as it continues to reduce waste in the development of advanced batteryless microcontrollers.”