Abid Hussain, inventor of QuickCharge™ technology, brings more than 20 years of business and technical experience with deep Power Management and IoT expertise to Ossia leadership team
- Ossia names Abid Hussain Chief Commercialization Officer. Hussain held executive roles at Arrayent, Summit Microelectronics (Qualcomm), Marvell, Volterra (Maxim), National Semiconductor and more.
- Hussain’s 20+ year track record of growing businesses and creating value from technology includes three major financial exits totaling over $1.3B.
- Charged with defining and executing Ossia’s commercial path to growth and profitability, Hussain joins executive team amidst massive growth and global demand for real wireless power.
REDMOND, Wash., August 27, 2015 /MobilityWire/ — Ossia, Inc. (www.ossiainc.com), the company behind the Cota® remote wireless charging technology, today announced Abid Hussain joins the company as Chief Commercialization Officer (“CCO”), driving the development and execution of the commercialization strategy for Ossia worldwide. Hussain has a 20+ year track record of growing businesses and creating value from technology, with three major financial exits totaling over $1.3B.
Hussain provides the strategic leadership to define Ossia’s commercial path to growth and to drive the profitability of the company. Tasked with the establishment of effective growth processes and infrastructure, Hussain is also further building out Ossia’s sales, marketing, business development, and corporate development infrastructure to drive market adoption of Cota. With a global perspective on market opportunities, Abid is taking the lead on the assessment and prioritization strategy that will enable Ossia to grow and develop collaborative working relationships in pursuit of the of the company’s overall business goals.
“Global demand for the Cota wireless power technology is staggering, and bringing Abid on board not only allows Ossia to efficiently commercialize this truly disruptive technology, but also fast tracks the processes and infrastructure needed to get this technology in the hands of the manufacturers who so desperately need it,” said Hatem Zeine, founder and CEO of Ossia. “With such great demand, success for Cota is predicated on focus and execution, two areas where Abid has proven successful time and again over the past 20 years. Real wireless power is coming, and Ossia is the company that will deliver it.”
Before joining Ossia, Hussain held various business and technical executive roles at Arrayent, Summit Microelectronics, Marvell, National Semiconductor, among others. Hussain and his team created Qualcomm’s QuickCharge fast battery charging technology, deployed globally in the majority of smartphones and tablets. Hussain earned his BSEE, Electrical Engineering, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds 28 U.S. and foreign patents.
“Having already enabled the mobile revolution with wired USB battery charging I am extremely enthusiastic about accelerating the industry again with true wireless power, which will be driven by Ossia,” said Abid Hussain, Ossia’s newly appointed Chief Commercialization Officer. “Market analysts predict the wireless power market will grow to a whopping $17B by 2020, which represents more than 60% compounded growth from 2014. The growth opportunities are tremendous, and as Ossia CCO, I’m tasked with delivering this next wave of wireless power to the masses. We’re talking about a revolution.”
Ossia continues to expand its team, and is currently looking to fill a number of executive and engineering positions. A full list of openings can be found at www.ossiainc.com/careers.
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Ossia is challenging people’s core assumptions about what is possible with wireless power. Ossia’s flagship product, Cota®, redefines wireless power by safely delivering remote, targeted energy to devices as far away as 30 feet. Built on Ossia’s patented smart antenna technology, Cota automatically keeps multiple devices charged without any user intervention, enabling an efficient and truly wire-free, powered-up world, that is always on and always connected. Headquartered in Redmond, Wash., Ossia operated in stealth since its founding in 2008, and publicly launched at Disrupt San Francisco 2013. Visit our website at www.ossiainc.com.
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