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Press release May 11, 2023

Exeger and SMK Corporation in partnership

Exeger and SMK Corporation partner to develop a range of light-powered remote controls.

– SMK Corporation is providing its customers with an ultra-convenient, sustainable reference design for remote controls
– The integration of Powerfoyle in remote controls means consumers never have to worry about battery changes again
– Powerfoyle becomes official preferred partner for light-powered remote controls

MAY 11, 2023 – STOCKHOLM & TOKYO – Swedish deep tech company Exeger today announces its partnership with global remote control manufacturer SMK Corporation ( to develop a range of light-powered remote controls.

SMK Corporation is a world leader in the development, design and manufacturing of electronic components such as radio frequency modules, connectors, remote control units, switches, and touch panels, supplying some of the world’s most recognizable brands from around the globe. SMK, together with Exeger are developing a range of the light powered remote controls featuring Exeger’s patented Powerfoyle™ technology. SMK has chosen Exeger to be their preferred partner for solar cell powered products because of their large-scaled capabilities, track record of quality products on the market with higher efficiency and freedom of design.

Research from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that Americans are throwing away more than three billion batteries each year, on average 24 batteries per household. Consequently, with Exeger presenting a viable solution, remote control manufacturers can mitigate this environmentally damaging side effect by offering a self-charging alternative.

Powerfoyle is the world’s only fully customizable solar cell, and converts all forms of light, both natural outdoor light and ambient indoor light, into clean, endless energy. SMK will utilize Powerfoyle Indoor, Exeger’s low-light platform, which is optimized to work exceptionally well in low-light levels, thereby making it perfect for products in the home electronics market. Thanks to Exeger’s unique printing technique, the solar cell can be made into almost any shape or form, making it an ideal material with which to develop new product lines. Powerfoyle can also be produced with different patterns and textures, allowing brands to incorporate the technology while retaining the design DNA of their products.

The integration of Powerfoyle represents an exciting opportunity for Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs), like SMK Group, who can now manufacture remote controls that do not require batteries at all. By integrating Powerfoyle as a clean energy source directly into everyday electronics, like remote controls, brands can develop sustainable products that offer unmatched levels of convenience by removing the need for consumers to replace batteries altogether.

“SMK is a very strong partner with the perfect focus on convenience and comfort in products, which Powerfoyle provides with clean, endless energy.”

Dr Georgios Foufas, Chief Commercial Officer at Exeger

about exeger

Exeger is a Swedish company with a unique solar cell technology that converts all forms of light into electrical energy. This material, Powerfoyle, is the world’s only fully customizable solar cell. With its superior design properties, it can be integrated seamlessly into any electronic device.

Powerfoyle enhances every product it is integrated into with extended or even unlimited battery life, putting the power of cutting-edge solar cell technology directly in the hands of people. Exeger is leading the way to energy independence through more sustainable and user-friendly products – with the vision to touch the lives of a billion people by 2030.

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About SMK Corporation

SMK Corporation is a global electronics component manufacturer based in Japan. The company produces a wide range of electronics components including switches, connectors, remote controller, and touch panels, and supplies products to various industries worldwide. SMK is committed to providing high-quality and innovative products that meet the needs of its customers and is continuously engaged in technological development. The company also prioritizes the health and safety of its employees and is committed to environmentally sustainable practices. SMK Corporation contributes to the global electronics industry by providing various products that make people’s lives more convenient and comfortable.

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Published May 11, 2023