Category Archives: Research, Development, IP

Murata Invests In New Capacitor Technologies

On June 22, 2009 Murata Mfg. Co., Ltd. Of Kyoto, Japan announced that it had reached an agreement with Showa Denko K. K. (SDK) with regard to Murata’s purchase of…

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…

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…

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…

Passive Components in Automotive Electronics—Past, Present, Future

By Ron Demko; AVX Corporation The evolution of automobiles from their birth as simple horseless carriages to the current wide range of highly complex models has been nothing short of…

Power Capacitors For Wind Turbines

By Josef Reindl, Vishay ESTA; Theo van de Steeg, Vishay BCcomponents; Frans van Roemburg, Vishay BCcomponents PASSIVE COMPONENT INDUSTRY NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2005 The adoption of renewable energy sources, such as the…

Capacitor Impedance Needs for Future Microprocessors

By Larry E. Mosley; Intel Corporation Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA PASSIVE COMPONENT INDUSTRY MAY/JUNE 2006 Introduction: Microprocessor power levels in the past have increased exponentially1, which has led to…

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