Monthly Archives: May 2012

Bencent Announces Release of BM351M-1 SMD Power Gas Discharge Tube (P-GDT)

Bencent announces release of new power gas discharge tube (P-GDT) BM351M-1. Product Features: High current handling capability: 20KA 8/20us. High arcing voltage of < 20Vdc. Short circuit current “cutting “…

Ceramic Dielectric Materials: World Markets, Technologies & Opportunities: 2012-2017

This is the 2012 analysis on the global market for ceramic dielectric materials consumed in the electronic component industry, with emphasis upon dielectric material consumption in the massive ceramic chip…

Littelfuse invests $10.5M in Shocking Technologies

Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS), a manufacturer of circuit protection products, contributed additional investment in Shocking Technologies, Inc. to develop Voltage Switchable Dielectric ™ VSD ™ material.  The XStatic ™ material is compromised of…

AVX adds Global Advanced Metals to “Solutions for Hope” Project

AVX (NYSE:AVX), a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, announced that GAM Technology (the first tantalum smelter to achieve EICC/GeSI validation in 2010) has joined AVX in their…

Intel Leads Industry with “Conflict Free” Mineral Goal

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) defines “conflict free” as having elemental minerals (Sn, Ta, W, and Au) in their microprocessors from validated conflict free smelters.  And although Intel’s microprocessors may already be conflict…

Yageo Corporation (TAIEX: 2327 TW) Posts 14.2% Decrease in April 2012 Consolidated Sales

Yageo Corporation (TAIEX: 2327 TW), a Taiwanese corporation that manufactures capacitors, resistors and inductors, and employs 9,400 people worldwide announced consolidated sales results for April 2012. With consolidated sales reported…

Vishay’s CEO Discusses Capacitor, Resistor and Inductor Sales For The March Quarter; Provides June Outlook

Dr. Gerald Paul, Vishay’s President and Chief Executive Officer of Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (VSH), discussed the March 2012 quarterly performance for the Vishay line of passive components, including both the…

IPDiA and CEA-Leti Announce New Capacitance Density Target (1uF/mm2)

Utilizing 3D metal-insulator-metal capacitor structures, CEA-Leti and IPDiA (France) utilized their common lab arrangement to develop a new process based on depositing medium-K dielectrics to achieve capacitance densities of 550nF/mm2….

Top Capacitor Factory Suffers Serious Storm Damage

(Jiangmen, China) Panasonic Electronic Devices (Jiangmen) Company Limited (PEDJM) located in Xinhui, Jiangmen City in Guandong China was seriously damaged on April 29th 2012 during a storm, (which local news…

Specialty Ceramic Capacitors: Robust Parts For Vigorous Markets

Introduction and Market Overview: Value-added and application specific passive electronic components are generally considered high dollar, low volume markets where pricing is secondary to quality. These markets have the highest…

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