Category Archives: Raw Materials

Prices for key raw materials consumed in the capacitor, resistor and inductor industries worldwide, measured every 30 days. Reflects key materials consumed as dielectrics, electrodes, terminations and additives.

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…

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…

TANTALUM: World Market Outlook: 2012-2017 ISBN # 0-929717-81-3 (2012)

This new study from Paumanok Publications, Inc. covers the global market for tantalum materials, including tantalum ores and concentrates and engineered tantalum materials for consumption in  tantalum capacitor anodes, tantalum…

Theft Targeting Government Stores Of Tantalum: Sign of The Times?

The Malaysia Star reported February 27th, 2011 that a break-in targeting the rare metal tantalum had occurred at two warehouses owned by the Penang Municipal Council in Georgetown Malayisa sometime…

“iTSCi Is In Very Real Danger Of Failing” Says Richard Burt, President of the Tantalum Niobium International Study Center

In a press release issued January 14th, 2011 Richard Burt, President of the (Tantalum Niobium International Study Center) stated that “Without immediate additional funding commitments from third parties, iTSCi (The…

Shifts in The Global Tantalum Supply Chain: 2011

GAM Will Mine Tantalum at Wodgina and Process It At Greenbushes: Global Advanced Metals, formerly Talison Tantalum, announced January 17th the reopening of both its Wodgina and Greenbushes operations in…

H.C. Starck and Cabot To Allow Mutual Access to Tantalum and Niobium Powder Technology Portions of Their Respective Patent Portfolios

H.C. Starck and Cabot announce patent cross-license agreement on tantalum and niobium products H.C. Starck (Goslar, Germany) and Cabot Corporation (Boston USA) issued a joint press release January 11, 2011…

Disclosure Requirements for Mining and Energy Companies to Impact Passive Component Supply Chain- July 2010

Disclosure Requirements for Mining and Energy Companies to Impact Passive Component Supply Chain
Multiple Sources: July 15th-28th 2010

Tantalum Legislation To Impact Capacitor Industry In 2011

Tantalum Legislation To Impact Capacitor Industry In 2011

Stillwater Mining Publishes “The Case For Palladium”

Stillwater Mining Company, the only producer of palladium and platinum has published the results of an independent study entitled- “The Case for Palladium” which concludes that, “a fundamental palladium market…

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