About Hordon Kim

Hordon Kim is an international editor at Power Electronics Magazine. He covers global news and events in English and runs a consulting agency in Korea.

Bluetooth Enhances Support for Location Services with New Direction Finding Feature

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced a new direction finding feature that holds the potential to significantly enhance the performance of Bluetooth location services solutions. The new feature allows devices to determine the direction of a Bluetooth signal, thereby enabling the development of Bluetooth proximity solutions that can understand device direction as well as […]

Argus Cyber Security and Marvell jointly protect automotive ethernet networks against cyber attacks

Argus Cyber Security (, a specialist in automotive cyber security announced that its Argus IDPS Ethernet solution will be integrated into Marvell’s ( highly secure 88Q5050 automotive Ethernet switch. The integration of the Argus solution will provide Marvell’s 8-port Ethernet gigabit capacity switch with an enhanced level of security. The solution empowers OEMs to deploy […]

MAHLE licenses WiTricity technology for electric vehicle wireless charging

WiTricity (, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, announced that MAHLE, a top 20 global Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, has entered into a technology license for access to WiTricity’s patented technology. MAHLE is a well-known international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as […]

Ampleon’s high power RF transistor targets Industrial and Professional RF Energy applications

Ampleon ( announced the 500-Watt BLC2425M10LS500P LDMOS RF power transistor designed for pulsed and CW applications operating in the 2400 MHz to 2500 MHz frequency range. Suitable for use in a wide range of industrial, consumer and professional cooking RF energy applications, the BLC2425M10LS500P has an excellent high-power to footprint ratio as it delivers 500-Watt […]

Navitas’ GaNFast power ICs are available 24/7 at Digi-Key

Navitas Semiconductor ( and Digi-Key Electronics ( announced a distribution agreement to provide worldwide, 24-hour availability and accelerate market penetration and revenue ramp of GaNFast™ power ICs. The world’s first GaNFast power ICs enable power systems to simultaneously achieve MHz-frequency and highest-efficiency operation. These advances translate to smaller, faster, lighter and lower cost power conversion […]

‘Drop & Go’ wireless charging has come to consumers

PowerSphyr ( has launched its SkyCurrent III consumer product that delivers the ultimate wireless charging solution. “Get ready to toss your phone charger. SkyCurrent III will provide you with true ‘drop & go’ wireless charging,” said Neil Ganz, President, and CEO. “This is the first wireless solution designed for consumers that delivers on price and […]

Zhaga and DiiA agree joint certification program for a smart luminaire interface

The Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga; and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA; are developing a joint certification program for interoperable luminaires and components, which enables intelligent, future-proof LED luminaires with IoT connectivity. The certification program will be based on complementary specifications from Zhaga and DiiA, which together define the smart luminaire interface. This interface […]

Antenova’s design for a small On-Board Device integrates LTE CatM1 for long battery life

Antenova (, a manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, revealed a new blade antenna and its latest reference design for a small but high performing On Board Device (OBDII). Antenova has developed the blade antenna for LTE Cat M1. LTE Cat M1 is an IoT-friendly version of […]

TDK gets high acclaim for CeraCharge and PowerHa products in China

TDK ( announced that CeraCharge™ and PowerHap™ were selected as High Performance Passive Components of the Year in 2018. This marks the first time that TDK Electronics in China has won AspenCore World Electronics Achievement Awards (WEAA). The WEAA program honors companies whose innovations and product developments have made special contributions to the electronics industry. […]

ALLOS’ customers confirm excellent dynamic Ron performance of carbon-doping free GaN-on-Si

Known for causing bad dynamic on-resistance, carbon-doping is uniquely avoided by ALLOS ( and data available from customers now confirmed not only outstanding wafer-level data but also excellent dynamic Ron and high temperature performance. In an invited talk at the E-MRS scientific conference in Warsaw ALLOS’ co-founder and CTO Dr. Atsushi Nishikawa showed this data […]


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