Germany running out of juice for batteries

With rising electromobility comes a growing need for the right batteries. Yet German companies still rely on external suppliers and their supply chains, reports the Öko-Institut. In a new study, the Öko-Institut (Institute for Applied Ecology) estimates that by 2050 80% of all newly registered cars worldwide could be equipped with alternative drive systems. According […]

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 […]

Seoul Semiconductor Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 Results

-Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890), a leading global innovator of LED products and technology, today announced 2018 fiscal year consolidated revenue of KRW 1194.2 billion, operating profit of KRW 99 billion, and net income of KRW 65.4 billion to report two year consecutive sales growth. As a result of stabilization of Seoul Semiconductor’s new […]

‘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 […]

NFC Forum specification allows wireless charging of IoT devices using shared antenna

The NFC Forum (, the global standards and advocacy association for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, announced a Wireless Charging Candidate Technical Specification (WLC) that makes it possible to wirelessly charge NFC-enabled devices at a power transfer rate of up to one watt. The WLC enables a single antenna in the NFC-enabled device to manage […]

Cree and STMicroelectronics Announce Multi-Year Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply Agreement

Agreement to boost commercial expansion of SiC in automotive and industrial applications Cree, Inc.(Nasdaq: CREE) announces that it signed a multi-year agreement to produce and supply its Wolfspeed® silicon carbide (SiC) wafers to STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications. The agreement governs the supply of a […]

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