Monthly Archives: December 2009

Raw Materials Processing for Electronic Components Moving Away From The USA

Impact on Domestic Components Production Expected: In December 2009, Passive Component Industry Magazine conducted a survey of 9,000 email subscribers in which we asked the following question- “In 2009 PCI…

Passive Component Conference in Shenzhen Results in Vibrant Discussion on Rare Earth and Related Dielectric Materials

The Elexcon Passive Component Conference held in Shenzhen resulted in a vibrant multi-language discussion on the subject of Chinese production and consumption of passive electronic components. The majority of the…

What’s the Hold-Up With The 220-Microfarad Ceramic Chip Capacitor?

A 220 microfarad capacitor has been promised by the ceramic capacitor industry for more then 2 years now, with a promise of it being 18 months away; with X5R prototypes…

Opportunities in Conductive Polymers For Electrolytic Capacitors: 2010

Conductive polymers are used as the cathode material in advanced surface mount electrolytic capacitors and provide the design engineer with an ultra-small discrete component with high relative capacitance and low…

UN Report Covering Tantalum Mining In The Congo Results in Interesting Survey Responses

Many Say Sanctions are Not Effective The United Nations has decided to keep sanctions in place against the Democratic Republic of The Congo (DRC) for 2010. These sanctions will attempt…

GE Studies The Closure of Capacitor Film Operations In Fort Edward, New York

GE Energy said it plans to stop extruding capacitor film for all of its capacitors at the Fort Edward, New York facility, which has been making polypropylene film capacitors for…

ON Semiconductor to Acquire California Micro Devices for Access To “Access To Integrated Passive Technology”

ON Semiconductor and California Micro Devices announced on December 14, 2009 the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which ON Semiconductor will acquire California Micro Devices (CMD) through…

Holy Stone Buys Hitachi AIC Tantalum and Niobium Capacitor Division

Bill Tang, the CEO of Holy Stone Enterprise Co. LTD has confirmed that Holy Stone through the establishment of a new corporation is assuming the assets and operations of Hitachi Chemical Electronics Co., LTD (Hitachi AIC)

Loss of US Dielectric Technology Platforms To Offshore Erosion Worrisome

There were many grand events that occurred at the end of 2009 that shook me a bit; primarily the loss of so much engineering know-how for capacitor dielectrics in the…

Panasonic Confirms The Company Is Phasing Out Anode Foil Operations in Knoxville, Tennessee USA

A spokesperson for Panasonic Electronic Devices has confirmed that the production of capacitor anode foil at the Knoxville facility in Tennessee USA will cease production by mid-2010. The original press…

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