Fresh buckwheat aroma at Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village

Every autumn, buckwheat flowers blossom throughout Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun. At the peak of the blooming season, you can enjoy the beautiful and romantic scenery of the snow-white fields of buckwheat flowers in the village. The village is also the setting of well-known Korean author Lee Hyo-seok’s story “When Buckwheat Flowers Bloom,” and thus PyeongchangHyoseok Cultural Festival is held here every September to commemorate the novel.
Even during the non-seasonal period of the buckwheat flowers, Bongpyeong is always ready to serve. Be sure to visit Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall or stop by for some memilguksu (buckwheat noodles), memilmuk (buckwheat jelly), or memilkkotsul (buckwheat blossom liquor).
• ‌Address: Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall, 75-25, Hyoseokmunhwa-gil, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
• ‌Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall

  • Operating hours: October-April 09:00-17:30, May-September 09:00-18:30 (Last admission 30 minutes before closing) / Closed Mondays, January 1, the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) &Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)

• ‌Admission: Adults 2,000 won / Teenagers 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won
• ‌Website: (Korean only)

Discover Korea’s History in Pyeongchang, Jeonggangwon&Woljeongsa Temple

Korea Traditional Food Culture Experience Center, Jeonggangwon

Jeonggangwon (Korea Traditional Food Culture Experience Center) was established in order to preserve, research, distribute and promote the values and merits of traditional Korean food culture to the world. The hanok-style buildings of Jeonggangwon include a food museum, as well as a hanbok experience and cooking lessons. A restaurant that offers traditional hanjeongsik (Korean table d’hôte) is also available. The beautiful hanok buildings, garden, and hundreds of jangdok (traditional Korean crock) gathered together are especially popular among international visitors.
• ‌Address: 2010-13, Geumdanggyegok-ro, Yongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
• ‌Operating hours: 09:00-19:00 / Closed the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) &Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)
• ‌Fees: Free admission to Food Museum / Hanbok experience 8,000 won / Separate fees apply for hands-on activities
• ‌Website: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Temple within a forest of fir trees, Woljeongsa Temple

Woljeongsa Temple boasts a history of over one thousand years, making it a proud cultural site in Pyeongchang. Although many cultural assets were destroyed during the Korean War and then later reconstructed, visitors can still sense the strong coexistence of Odaesan Mountain’s nature with Woljeongsa Temple’s dignity and spirit.
Woljeongsa Temple has many national treasures, including the octagonal nine-story stone pagoda. Other national treasures that have been excavated are preserved in Woljeongsa Museum, a definite must-see if you are visiting the temple. From the entrance of Woljeongsa Temple, a separate road leads off to a path through a dense fir tree forest. Not only magnificent in appearance, walking through this pathway filled with fir trees can be equally relaxing and refreshing to one’s mind, making it a popular destination among the locals.
• ‌Address: 374-8, Odaesan-ro, Jinbu-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
‌Admission: Adults 3,000 won / Teenagers 1,500 won / Children 500 won
Website: (Korean, English)

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‌Transportation (Seoul → Pyeongchang)
Dong Seoul Bus Terminal → Pyeongchang Bus Terminal (First bus 07:00, last bus 18:46 / Travel time approx. 2 hrs)
Dong Seoul Bus Terminal → Jangpyeong Bus Stop (First bus 06:35, last bus 20:20 / Travel time approx. 2 hrs)
Dong Seoul Bus Terminal → Hoenggye Intercity Bus Stop (First bus 06:35, last bus 20:20 / Travel time approx. 2 hrs 30 min)
Seoul Nambu Terminal → Jangpyeong Bus Stop (First bus 07:00, last bus 19:20 / Travel time approx. 1 hr 50 min)
Seoul Nambu Terminal → Hoenggye Intercity Bus Stop (First bus 07:00, last bus 19:20 / Travel time approx. 2 hrs 30 min)
‌Related suggested itineraries
Two Days in the Pure Scenery of Pyeongchang & Jeongseon
Travel Through Gangwon-do’s Scenic Beauty
☞ Pyeongchang Tourism website: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, German, French)
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Ceramic Magnetic Materials & Electronic Parts

[INQ. NO. 2012E02] TODA ISU CORPORATION was launched in 1987 as the ISU Ceramic Inc. and relaunched after changing the company name to TODA ISU in a joint venture company with 50:50 investment by Korea ISU Group and TODA Group in Japan.
TODA ISU has diversified and expanded its business field to magnetic raw material in ferrite and metal fields, shielding sheets for mobile devices, high-quality ferrite core for the engineering/automobile industry, inductors, and parts for the renewable energy field.
TODA ISU with the slogan “Change for Trust” is now challenging toward new business fields simultaneously solidifying existing business fields based on its own material technology know-how, together with experience in production of parts.
TODA ISU, producing magnetic materials and electronic parts in various fields such as the display, mobile phone, and automobile fields, is now supplying core parts to the leading firms in each field.
The current main business items of TODA ISU include, but are not limited to ferrite, inductors, power supply devices and EMC filters.

TODA ISU manufactures ferrite in the forms of ferrite powder and ferrite core, such as the super low power loss at high frequency (500kHz~1MHz) and the super low power loss at wide temperature ferrite for automobiles and the garnet ferrite of high dielectric constant used for telecommunication repeaters.

TODA ISU manufactures and distributes the SMD inductors, including the high current, high-efficiency inductor for 48V DC-DC converter for electric vehicles, and the high permeable inductor that reduced resistance and minimized heat emissions.

EMC Filters
TODA ISU satisfies the demands of eco-friendly energy companies through supplying the EMC filter used as an electricity adjustment/conversion device in the areas of photovoltaic and renewable energy.

Switched Mode Power Supply
TODA ISU also manufactures power-supply devices in the range of 10W~1.6KW that are used for telecommunication and medical devices by using its own magnetic material and inductor. | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods

Ceramic-Related Products

[INQ. NO. 2012E01] POCERA began mass-production of polymerized chemical products and ceramic products developed by stand-alone technology after the founding of the company in 2000.
Since then it has been transformed into the present corporation, and is now producing various products applicable to a wide range of fields. Accumulated technology for the past 20 years enables the company to supply various high-quality products at economical prices.

Ceramic Parts
POCERA’s ceramic parts such as plates, rings, and bushings for semiconductor and display devices have proven excellence in wear resistance, chemical resistance and thermal resistance, and are now under production, customized to customers’ requests.
Two types of heat-resistant crucible are available: one is the double layer crucible protecting its contents with excellent thermal-shock resistance for frequent and steady use; and the other is the single layer crucible for inexpensive price. The basic thermal resistance temperature for both types is 1,650˚C, and they are now are being produced in various content capacity or size in accordance with customers’ requests.

The double layer crucible features light weight with thinner layers providing lower heat transfer rate requires no handle even when containing hot or cold beverages. Other features are outstanding detergent resistance and no presence of heavy metal.
The heat-resistant tableware with lower porosity is a hygienic tableware that absorbs neither detergent nor food liquid, and its ceramic coating by polymer dispersion prevents food from scorching and sticking.

Raw material Parts
Poly-hedral alumina has more excellent radiation properties than spherical alumina and no pollution effect thanks to the environmentally friendly manufacturing method while its granularity can be adjusted variously according to a customer’s request (300 tons/year). Flaky Alumina is used for cosmetics and engineering and its size can be adjusted according to the request of a customer.

Chemical Parts
[INQ. NO. 2011E01] High-quality products are used for flame-retardant plastic and matting agent, with almost no variation by lot. Economic prices thanks to self-development by POCERA enabled mass consumption. Up to 1,000 tons of each of them per year are under production. | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods

Electrolytic Capacitors

A Leading Manufacturer of Electrolytic Capacitors Drawing Attention in the Global Electronics Market

[INQ. NO. 2012E22] Samwha Electric Co., Ltd., a specialty manufacturer of electrolytic capacitors in Korea, is attracting in the global electronics market by launching a conductive polymer hybrid electrolytic capacitor built with advanced technology.
Samwha Electric has been providing the global market with its electric double-layer capacitor, ‘Green-Cap,’ used for eco-friendly high-value added products, such as 5G, eco-friendly vehicles, medical devices, LED, robots, Internet-of-Things (IoT), and energy-storage systems (ESSs) for wind and solar power for many years.

Thanks to a long replacement cycle based on fast charge/discharge cycles for over one million times, green-cap is easy to maintain and it can be used in extreme temperatures. As it does not contain environmentally hazardous substances, it is also easy to treat after use.
With increasing demand in strategic markets including electric vehicles, communication, smart consumer electronics, renewable energies, UPS, automotive industry and electronic components, orders for the product are growing worldwide.
Through its five sales subsidiaries in Germany, the United States, China, Thailand, and India, as well as through 14 major regional offices in other countries, the company has built a stable international business infrastructure to lead the global market.
Expecting brighter future in line with expansion in eco-friendly automotive infrastructure and increase in demand for eco-friendly power due to expanded environment regulation policies, Samwha Electric aims to meet demands for high-specification products by developing high-valued devices at its corporate R&D center and to take an advantageous position while transforming into a leading electronic component company by developing proprietary technologies.
“In order to grow into an integrated electronic parts maker through systematic quality control, we are implementing management systems in three stages, and effectively managing production processes with enterprise resource planning (ERP), a real-time data management system, and manufacturing execution system (MES),” explained a manager at Samwha Electric.
The current key products of the company are: EDLC (Electric Double Layer Capacitor) for radial, snap-in, axial type & module; conductive polymer hybrid aluminum electrolytic capacitor for radial, SMD type; and aluminum electrolytic capacitor for radial, SMD, snap-in, lug, screw type.

Samwha Electric’s electrolytic capacitors are selected to be used in household appliances for high ripple current, miniaturization and long fife.
The products are popular in solar power inverters for high voltage, high-capacitance and high ripple current. The field of power electronics is among their applications – for high capacitance, high ripple current and long life and power industry, plant business, and infrastructure business sector.
They are popular as LED lighting products for ultra-high temperature, long life and low impedance. They are also applied in automotives for powertrain (ECU, DC/DC converter), safety (breaking, airbag, ABS) and exterior (LED headlight). | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods

Outdoor Unit Support

[INQ. NO. 2012E21] The HK-430, 520 and 730 air conditioner outdoor unit base support series by Digital Kukje Airconditioner developed as a countermeasure to support the existing support the ABS material that breaks and crumbles when exposed to UV rays during winter.
These products are registered on patent, design, and eco-friendly certification in Republic of Korea. As the standard materials by LG Electronics which is approved and high-quality products, are selling steadily in Republic of Korea. Any harmful substances excluded and it withstands a load greater than 1 ton, blocking UV rays and non-freezing and unbreakable.

As mentioned, these are made of standard raw materials that includes UV ray blocking agent and the mixture is reinforced over many times in the factory to prevent the breaking and crumbling of support in winter and to make it stronger while it is exposed to UV rays. The products are strong enough and didn’t go deformed while it weighted 3 tons of metal object on the location of the outdoor unit fixing bolt for three days.

The standard materials of LG Electronics registered after tested on the items below, which selected by discussing with the System Air Conditioner Quality Assurance Team and passing the test. There are 11 test items for the plastic support. The test items included structure, appearance, specification, measurement, endurance against UV rays, endurance against weather, refrigerant, oil reaction, flame retarding, temperature cycle, stress resistance, eco-friendliness, maximum compression strength, etc.

Digital Kukje Airconditioner Co.Ltd. founded in March 1985 based on its technical skills for refrigeration equipment. Since its business of installing low-temperature warehouses and refrigeration machines started in 1989, Digital Kukje Airconditioner provides heating and cooling system air conditioner solutions while partnering with LG Electronics to lead the refrigerating and air conditioning industry. | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods

Premium IOT Plug & Semi AI Speaker


[INQ. NO. 2012E20] Things Control, where celebrities in the Korea trend meet the state-of-the-art AI function
AIOT-Tap, which Hyundai AIT Co., Ltd. recommends, always greets you with the voice of your favorite Korean trend star, and controls nearby devices you want with the voice.
The technology characteristics are to have simple conversations with IOT tap and voice without purchasing an additional AI speaker, to be able to make on/off control and to check the consumed power (the hour of study) of lightings on the desk or humidifier, the blue-tooth speaker, which are connected to AIOT-Tap, besides, utilizing AWS and Google cloud skill if requested.

End-user can automatically set all the function of cloud skills by connecting AIOT-Tap to user’s mobile phone after purchasing.
The main consumers are students who can create an effective study system providing the feeling of studying together with their favorite Korean trend stars. It is expected to be globally popularized as an entertainment commercial device retaining the state of art technology.
At present, Hyundai AIT Co., Ltd. is discussing a partnership with a well-known domestic management and entertainment company, and planning to release it via the Amazon launchpad next February.
Hyundai AIT a technology based venture business established by experts in each field concerned, is a futuristic company running business by developing products specialized in IOT module, AI solution, and disaster prevention devices – and now is proceeding with KONEX special listing in 2021 as a registered company in the Korea startup market. | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods

Innovative Slim Linear LED

[INQ. NO. 2012E19] NDFree is the innovative slim linear LED launched on the market this year.
It is a product combining strong points of both AC and DC products by incorporating the strong points of the existing DIVA series, and at the same time utilizing the advantages of the AC product.
This product does not need an additional driver and can be utilized for a shelf, ceiling, and indirect lighting connecting it by applying power once to the maximum 400W without any black spots, while enabling slim design with 17×17(mm) dimension.

NDFree with CRI 90 of higher color fidelity provides a desired color with much more direct effect, and has various Calvin cycles from 2700K to 4000K.
Also, it utilizes a locking device at the end of the product for safe and easy use, which allows more convenient attaching and removal of the product. Meet NDfree, differentiated from existing AC products!
From fluorescent lamps to LEDs, FEELUX has been leading the domestic and overseas markets as a specialized company in the lighting industry for the past 40 years.
Based on a global network accumulated over many years and automated production facilities, it is recognized for its technology, quality competitiveness, design, and patent competitiveness. FEELUX is leading the development of products that lead global lighting design trends by continuously participating in the world’s four major lighting exhibitions and winning “Reddot Design Awards” and “Design plus” Awards.
This year FEELUX launched an innovative AC lighting NDFree, and sterilization lighting NDPure, that utilizes a wavelength of 405nm.
As such, FEELUX is also continuing to expand investment in R&D for next-generation IoT new products, and through this, it will grow one step further in the trend of the 4th industrial revolution in the world. | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods

100kg Payload Mobile Robots

[INQ. NO. 2012E18] TWINNY Co., Ltd. is a company specialized in autonomous driving technology.
TWINNY leads the autonomous mobile robot service industry with its outstanding technology in various fields such as warehouses, hospitals, hotels, shopping malls, apartments, etc.
The company was founded in 2015 by twin brothers Youngseok Cheon and Hongseok Cheon.
Hongseok Cheon is an expert in autonomous mobile robots who received his Ph.D. from KAIST for research in the same area. TWINNY has about 70 employees, of whom about 50 are engineers.

More than 30% of employees graduated from KAIST with master’s or doctoral degrees.
With its expertise based on M.As and Ph.Ds from KAIST, TWINNY has developed NarGo100, autonomous mobile robots, and TarGo100, a target-following robot.
NarGo100, 100kg payload autonomous mobile robot, could support efficient delivery of various items without additional infrastructure such as QR codes, Beacon or UWB. Safety is guaranteed using a laser distance measurement sensor, and ultrasonic wave sensor.
Design of automatic charging station and loading space can be customized with competitive price. Control and working status monitoring are available via a web-based central control system and tablet application.
TarGo100, 100kg target following robot follows a user. Once a user presses the ‘start’ button, it starts following the user. It never fails to follow the user in complex setting as it recognizes surroundings with a 2D LiDAR and RGBD camera. It does not get confused even between twin brothers wearing the same clothes. Target tracking does not require any additional device.
The user can flexibly respond to frequent work process changes in warehouses or manufacturing facility. And deployment of the robot is quick and easy.
Time to free up your hands! Let the robots do the delivery, and plan your time efficiently. | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods

Plasma Beauty Device


[INQ. NO. 2012E17] PLINIC by G1 Partners Co., Ltd., a company specializing in home beauty care products, is small-sized beauty equipment that uses plasma. With PLINIC, the consumers can care for their skin at home without visiting beauty shops.
PLINIC is a CE-certified product. It speeds up the skin regeneration cycle by vitalizing the cells that form collagen by stimulating the fiber cells inside the skin using plasma, a next-generation substance (energy) used by dermatologists to expedite regeneration of and absorption by the skin, and removes hazardous molecules by breaking them down.

It is compact and easy to use, and its plasma is visible to the consumers.
PLINIC can help the skin absorb the cosmetics deeper, create the V-line, rejuvenate the skin, remove the germs that cause acne by using the blue wave and stabilize the skin with its heating effect.
It was confirmed to effectively improve eight areas of skincare, including skin elasticity, luster, and wrinkles around the eyes, after a living-body test. It is a safe product of which safety has been verified.
G1 Partners researches, develops and manufactures home beauty devices for personal skincare.

The employees of G1 Partners consist of product planners from Samsung Electronics, international salesmen with more than 15 years of international marketing experience, and so forth.
G1 Partners distributes its flagship product, PLINIC, and also supplies about 1,000 units monthly of PLINIC to Kyowon Group, a large company in Korea, under the ODM method. The company is pioneering the overseas sales channels by exporting the product samples to the USA, Australia, the Philippines, etc. | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods

LED Bulb & Thermal Infrared Bulb

[INQ. NO. 2012E16] JAE KYUNG ELI Co., Ltd. is a company founded in 1990 that has been making LED bulbs and thermal infrared bulbs that offer the world’s best quality and competitive prices.
Since its founding, the company has developed into the only maker and the global supplier of infrared bulbs in Korea.
Under the mission of ‘lighting up the 21st century with excellent service and products,’ the company is focusing its capabilities on growing from a supplier of the world’s top quality and performance products, to a solution provider that pursues the safety and convenience of users.
JAE KYUNG ELI is selling its ‘One Piece Blow LED PAR38’ and ‘Thermal Infrared Bulb’ all over the world under its brand names of LLeDus and Heat Plus.

The company is a future-oriented, innovative company that invests 5% of its annual revenue in the development of new products and technologies for improvement of quality and productivity.
As a result, the company was able to develop and distribute the ‘PAR38 LED reflective glass bulb for the first time in the world.
JAE KYUNG ELI’s products are made of special hard glass that is strongly resistant against thermal shock, and so they pose no risk of fire, are safe to use, and offer excellent quality.
The company’s products are designed to be safe and to last longer than their competitors’ products. They are optimized for various purposes and locations, including hog-raising, poultry farming, medical application, food warming, and bathroom warming.
JAE KYUNG ELI will answer customer queries and feedback within 24 hours so that it can reduce the defect rate to zero and make its best efforts to satisfy customers beyond their expectations.
JAE KYUNG ELI also manufactures high-quality lamp protectors, standing lights, etc. | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods