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Important News That Affects Global Markets, Technologies and Opportunities in Passive Electronic Components, including capacitors, resistors, inductors and circuit protection components.

Kemet Capacitor Plant Will Support 100,000 Electric Drive Vehicles

KEMET Corporation (KEME.OB) has been awarded a $15.1 million Department of Energy (DOE) grant to support the development of electric-drive vehicles in the United States. Headquartered in Simpsonville, SC, KEMET…

Samsung Electro-Mechanical: Outperforms In MLCC

Samsung continues to outperform the global passive electronic components market, showing only a slight downturn in comparison to its rivals in 2009-with an estimated 3% overall decline in quarter-to- quarter…

High Voltage Tantalum Polymer Capacitors

By Jayson Young, Product Manager Tantalum & Aluminum; Jake Qiu, Senior Scientist; Randy Hahn, Senior Director Valve Metal Technology; KEMET Electronics Solid tantalum (Ta) capacitors that have intrinsically conductive polymers…

Base Metal Electrode Capacitors Cut Costs in Automotive and High Voltage Applications

By Gerald Koebrugge, Knuth Albertsen, Wiljan Coppens, and Wilma Derks; Ferro Electronic Materials Systems B.V., The Netherlands Today’s automobiles contain an ever-increasing number of electronic gadgets. The need for safer,…

Base Metal Electrode Capacitors Cut Costs In Automotive and High Voltage Applications

By Gerald Koebrugge, Knuth Albertsen, Wiljan Coppens, and Wilma Derks Ferro Electronic Materials Systems B.V., The Netherlands Today’s automobiles contain an ever-increasing number of electronic gadgets. The need for safer,…

Murata and The Shrinking World of Ceramic Capacitors

A look at how ceramic technologies are complementing semiconductor advances to enable more sophisticated and smaller wireless electronic systems. By Mark Porter, Engineer, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Moore’s Law is…

Will Ceramic Chip Capacitors Sink Beneath The Surface?

By Tom Adams, Consultant; Sonoscan, Inc. The idea of embedding components, both active and passive, inside a printed circuit board is nearly as old as printed circuit boards themselves. One…

Murata’s Summary and Outlook for Capacitors- January 2008

By Mark D. Waugh, Senior Product Manager, Capacitor Products Group; Murata Electronics North America (Smyrna, GA) With the New Year comes new products and new market challenges, as well as…

An Interview With Lelon Electronics Corp.

Lelon Electronics Corporation Passive Component Industry magazine (PCIM) recently discussed Lelon’s growth and outlook with Mr. T. C. Wu, President of Lelon Electronics Corp. PCIM: Lelon Electronics is now in…

Conductive Polymer Aluminum for Electrolytic Capacitor Technology

By Masashi Oshima, General Engineering Manager; Rubycon Carlit Japan The last five years of growth and popularity of flat-panel monitors and television sets have dramatically driven the need for SMT…

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