Monthly Archives: November 2009

USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation On Ceramic Capacitors

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has voted to institute an investigation of certain ceramic capacitor and products containing same. The capacitors at issue in this investigation are a type…

AVX and Cabot Announce Litigation Settlement on Tantalum

AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) and Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) announced the resolution of all outstanding litigation between the parties relating to the supply of tantalum by Cabot to AVX. The…

Vishay Intertechnology Plans Stock Spin-Off of The Measurements and Foil Resistor Businesses

Vishay Intertechnology has announced that it is planning a stock spin-off to separate its measurement and foil resistor businesses into a standalone company that they intend to call Vishay Precision…

Tantalum Ore: 2010 Shortfall Expected

Tantalum Supply Chain Update: Paumanok Publications, Inc. and Passive Component Industry Magazine LLC received a letter from Talison Minerals Pty Ltd, of Perth, WA which stated that the Reuter’s report…

Vishay and Mag.Layers Announce License Agreement for High-Current, Low-Profile Composite Inductors

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) announced today that Mag.Layers Scientific-Technics Co., Ltd., has entered into a worldwide, non-exclusive license agreement with Vishay for the right to manufacture, use, sell, and…

Raw Material Index: Prices for All Prime Materials in the Passive Component Index Increase Rapidly in 60 days…October 2010

Prices for raw materials consumed in passive components increased by a large 20% in September (month-to-month) and by an additional 3% in October 2010. Prices have returned to just shy…

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