Monthly Archives: April 2012

Identifying New Tantalum Resources: 2012

The following table illustrates all the new tantalum deposits that have been identified in the world over the past two years, including those that have been previously identified in preceding…

Value-Added & Application Specific Ceramic Capacitors: World Markets, Technologies & Opportunities: 2012-2017 ISBN # 1-893211-90-8 (2012)

This new market, technologies & opportunities report from Paumanok Publications, Inc. is an update to the popular 2005 title. This study provides an in-depth analysis of value-added and application specific…

Matamec Explorations Inc. and Toyota Partner on Rare Earth Minerals Exploration

In February, 2012, Matamec and Toyota signed an MOU to do due diligence and feasibility studies for a joint venture for mining heavy rare earth materials in Quebec at the…

Laser Tek Taiwan Co. Ltd, Supporting Smartphone and Tablet Growth in 2012

Laser Tek Taiwan Co. Ltd (Chairman Gary Cheng) supplies materials and equipment (including laser trimmers and cutting machines) used in the production of chip resistors.  With increasing demand for miniaturized package sizes…

China Reviewing Anti-Dumping Duty for Electrolytic Capacitor Paper from Japan

On April 17, 2007 The Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China issued an announcement that they had decided to levy anti-dumping duty on imports of paper for…

Global Passive Component (Capacitor, Inductor, Resistor) Market and Lead Times in FY2013

Based on industry expert estimates*, global market dollar value for FY2012 (ending March 31) is expected to decrease by 7%.  The decrease correlates with the earthquake in Tohoku in March…

Murata to Acquire RF Monolithics, Inc.

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. supplies passive electronic components. Murata announced on April 14, 2012 that Murata Electronics North America, Inc., will acquire RF Monolithics, Inc. for cash. RF Monolithics (NASDAQ:RFMI) common…

Vishay Schedules 2012 Annual Stockholder’s Meeting – May 24 in Philadelphia, PA

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., manufacturers discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). Vishay (NYSE: VSH) will hold its Annual Meeting of Stockholders at…

Murata, Taiyo Yuden, and Samsung Receive Intel Preferred Quality Supplier Awards

Murata is a manufacturer of multi-layer ceramic capacitors, inductors, wireless modules and other passive electronic components. Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. is a supplier ceramic capacitors, inductors, and filters. Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co.,…

Active Crowd at CARTS International 2012

CARTS International 2012 CARTS International brought together technical expertise from around the globe in one integrated conference representing the passive electronic components industry.    Experts shared their expertise and exchanged ideas…

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