TCL Communication Tests Wysips® Crystal in its Smartphones
The partnership agreement Sunpartner has signed with the Chinese phone giant TCL Communication (Alcatel One Touch and TCL) is the first among other joint ventures that will be announced in the coming months with two other global telephone leaders. Find out more
A Solar Smartphone Thanks to Wysips® Crystal. Demo.
Wysips® Crystal increases the viewing angle on first-generation screens.
With Wysips® Crystal, Sunpartner Technologies makes mobile devices more efficient and easier to use.
Combining optical and photovoltaic technologies, this revolutionary component produces electricity from a natural or artificial light source. It is ultrathin and transparent, so it can easily be incorporated into screens.
Wysips® Crystal optimizes any kind of mobile device, from standard mobile phones and smartphones to tablets and e-books. It works with all kinds of screen technology, including MEMMS, bistable, LCD, OLED, and optical screens. Wysips® Crystal was awarded the CTIA Wireless Association’s prestigious Wireless Prize in 2011
Advantages of a Wysips Crystal® Mobile Phone
Self-SufficientIf the battery is dead, the user can simply hold the screen up to a light source to recharge the phone. Full self-sufficiency is possible for less energy-consuming models such as e-books and low cost mobile phones, making chargers a thing of the past.
ReliableThe energy needed for the network search function on smartphones is continually recharged. By maintaining a permanent battery reserve, Wysips® Crystal guarantees the reliable use of the phone for remote payment and emergency calls.
Design NeutralThe Wysips® Crystal component is invisible and therefore totally adaptable to the design of the device. Thanks to its outstanding transparency of up to 90%, the viewing angle of the screen is entirely preserved.
SustainableBy 2030, energy consumption of mobile devices will account for 10% of global electricity needs, according to the IEA (International Energy Agency). With its combined optical and photovoltaic technologies, Wysips Crystal® generates renewable electricity from both solar and artificial lighting. The batteries in mobile devices can be smaller, helping reduce the industry’s environmental impact.
Wysips® Crystal Technology
Wysips® Crystal technology is integrated during the manufacturing process, either beneath or on top of the touchscreen. The transparent photovoltaic component is connected to an electronic chip that converts and manages the energy produced. This energy is then used to recharge the batteries of the mobile device. Find out more
The principle of integrating the Wysips® component in a smartphone
Projects Under Way
TCL Communication has been using Wysips® Crystal technology on some of its mobile telephone product lines since summer 2013. For this reason, Sunpartner has launched a production line of Wysips® Crystal components in the town of Rousset, near its headquarters in Aix-en-Provence, France. For the time being, our other partnership agreements with global leaders must remain confidential. Find out more