Monthly Archives: May 2010

AVX Develops First “C” Case Tantalum Chip With Conductive Polymer Cathode at 35 Vdc.

Designed for applications with line voltages up to 28V, the new TCJseries of surface-mount polymer tantalum capacitors has been announced by AVX,. The new parts are suitable for DC-DC converters…

DKN Research Develops Integral Passive Materials

DKN Research of Haverhill, MA USA, an engineering firm specializing in micro-electronics and packaging technologies, recently developed a new passive component series of printed resistors and capacitors built with fine…

RF Micro Devices Expands Foundry Services To Include Integrated Passive Component Technology

RF Micro Devices, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, announced May 17th 2010 that the Company has added…

H.C. Starck Develops Worldwide Standard for Sustainable and Reliable Raw Material Sourcing

H.C. Starck GmbH, Goslar, one of the world’s leading producers of refractory metals and suppliers of high-tech companies, has aligned its sourcing policy to broad sustainability criteria. The newly developed…

Industry Representatives Discuss Tantalum at the U.S. Department of State

Representatives from the consumer electronics, automotive, jewelry and manufacturing industries met May 14th 2010 at the Department of State with Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs…

Murata Expects Non-Ceramic Capacitors To Generate More Than $200 MM In Sales By 2013

In a May 25th interview published in Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine, Tsuneo Murata, president of Murata Manufacturing Company Limited- the world’s largest manufacturer of ceramic chip capacitors, was quoted as saying…

Ferro Announces Restructuring of European Dielectrics Business

Uden Products To Be Transferred To Other Facilities Ferro Corporation (NYSE: FOE) the world’s largest supplier of ceramic composition materials to the ceramic capacitor industry; announced May 10, 2010 restructuring…

Alcatel-Lucent Blames Component Shortage As Reason For 18.1% Decline in March 2010 Quarter

Singles Out Capacitors As One of The Primary Parts Coming Up Short Alcatel-Lucent reported revenues of 3,247 million Euros in the quarter ending March 31, 2010, which is an 18.1%…

Top Capacitor Vendors Show Mixed Results In March 2010 Quarter

Year-over-year revenue growth in the global capacitor industry averaged 43.85% for the quarter ending March 2010, compared to the same quarter in March 2009. Leading the pack in year-over-year revenue…

IRC Corporation Advanced Film Division; Corpus Christi, Texas

By Dennis M. Zogbi, president of Paumanok Publications Inc. PASSIVE COMPONENT INDUSTRY MAY/JUNE 2005 IRC’s Corpus Christi facility houses advanced thin and thick film resistor technology for specialty applications in…

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