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Opinions About Megatrends As They Impact The Electronics Industry and Its Supply Chain

Important Market Trends Impacting Metal Oxide Varistors: 2012-2016

This story addresses important market trends impacting the global demand for metal oxide varistors, which are key components used to protect sensitive electronic products from the impacts of electrical transients……

Paumanok Publications Launches Updated Site

Paumanok Publications Launches Updated Website Paumanok Publications, Inc. is the world’s largest supplier of market research and consulting services to the passive electronic component industry. They pride themselves on being…

CARTS International 2012 – March 26-29, Las Vegas

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

World Economic Forum Survey Cites Super Capacitors As Top Technology Trend For The Future

At the Summit on the Global Agenda 2011 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, hosted on October 11 and 12th 2011-the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies asked some…

Gas Discharge Tube Arresters: Vertical Integration Offers Value-Added Markets For Global Vendors

Gas discharge tubes were first introduced in the 1940s as defense related components and then introduced as surge protection devices for the telecommunications industry in the 1960s to remedy the…

Impact of The Tohoku Japan Earthquake on The Passive Component Supply Chain

Paumanok Publications, Inc. has a released a PDF one page chart showing passive electronic component manufacturers and raw material suppliers that operate manufacturing facilities in the region of Japan affected…

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…

Counterfeiting: Beyond the Rolex

By Bob Willis President, ECA When I was traveling on business in the early 1980s, I assumed the airlines and their employees were doing well. At least it appeared that…

A New Cost Structure is Imminent for Tantalum- July 2008

A New Cost Structure is Imminent for Tantalum New developments in the tantalum supply chain during June 2008 have created concern among the global manufacturing base for tantalum capacitors. The…

The Potential Impact of REACH on Passive Components—the EU’s Draft Directive that WILL Affect You

What REACH Is… Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals, which is popularly known as REACH, is the European Union’s new draft directive for a “New” EU policy that will do…

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