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Press release December 21, 2023

ONiO and Exeger partnership: energizing IoT and consumer electronics with sustainable solar technology with world leading efficiency

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ONiO and Exeger’s partnership combines advanced microcontrollers with solar technology, driving forward the development of sustainable, low-maintenance electronics that are ready for immediate operation.

DECEMBER 21, 2023 – OSLO, NORWAY and STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – ONiO®, a pioneer in the development of advanced batteryless microcontrollers, is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Exeger, the innovators behind Powerfoyle™ solar cell technology. Together, the alliance marks a decisive and significant step towards a sustainable future, transforming the IoT and consumer electronics landscape. ONiO chooses Powerfoyle as their 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 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 partnership,” states 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.”

“Collaborating with industry pioneer ONiO illustrates the widespread demand and possibilities for integrating Powerfoyle solar cell technology.”

Oscar Hemberg, Chief Product Integration Officer at Exeger

In recent evaluations alongside Exeger, ONiO has demonstrated a groundbreaking advantage over today’s state-of-the-art technologies. 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, renowned for its seamless transition between indoor and outdoor lighting environments. 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,” adds 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.”  

ONiO and Exeger’s partnership combines ONiO’s advanced microcontrollers with Exeger’s Powerfoyle technology, driving forward the development of sustainable, low-maintenance electronics. This collaboration is geared towards ushering in a new era where sustainable energy is seamlessly integrated into our daily lives.

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. Thanks to its unique 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.

About ONiO

Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, ONiO is an innovative fabless IoT company focused on developing advanced batteryless microcontrollers powered by ambient energy. Our mission is to revolutionize the IoT landscape by delivering clean-energy solutions that liberate devices from the constraints of traditional batteries., our line of versatile batteryless general-purpose microcontrollers, can efficiently harness power from a wide range of sources, including RF, thermal, light, and piezo.

At ONiO, we envision a future where IoT devices are 100% battery-free, contributing to a more minimalist, user-friendly, cost-effective, and environmentally sustainable ecosystem. By providing manufacturers with groundbreaking power solutions, we strive to transform the way IoT devices are designed, deployed, and maintained, one device at a time.

For more information, please visit our website at, and follow us on social media to stay up-to-date with the latest product developments and company news. Together, we can build a more sustainable future through innovative IoT technology.

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Published December 21, 2023