Category Archives: Mergers & Acquisitions

M&A activity as it relates to passive electronic component vendors purchasing each other; vendors exiting the market; or similar activity in the raw materials supply chain. Also, information on partnerships, joint ventures and licensing arrangements is also included here.

AVX agrees to acquire the Tantalum Division of Nichicon Corporation

Press Release – 10/16/2012 AVX Corporation (AVX) reported that it has signed an agreement with Nichicon Corporation to purchase its Tantalum Component Division for approximately $86 million.  The all-cash purchase…

SB Electronics (USA) Divests Radial Capacitors, Including Orange Drop®, to Cornell Dubilier (USA)

October 2012 – SBE, Inc. (dba SB Electronics) of Barre, VT (USA) has divested their radial product lines (including Orange Drop® film capacitors) to Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (USA). Orange…

Jensen Devices AB Divests Gas Discharge Tube Assets to Bourns, Inc (USA)

Jensen Devices AB, on June 27, 2012, divested its Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) assets to Bourns, Inc. Jensen Devices AB is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and supplies components to the…

Murata to Acquire RF Monolithics, Inc.

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. supplies passive electronic components. Murata announced on April 14, 2012 that Murata Electronics North America, Inc., will acquire RF Monolithics, Inc. for cash. RF Monolithics (NASDAQ:RFMI) common…

API Technologies Acquires the Assets of RTI Electronics Inc.: Complements API’s Passive Components Product Lines

From API Technologies News Release ORLANDO, FL – (PRNewswire) – March 19, 2012 – API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) (“API” or the “Company”), a provider of electronic systems, subsystems, RF, and…

KEMET Signs Agreement to Acquire 34% Interest in NEC TOKIN, Option to Acquire 100% Ownership

From Kemet Website News Release Greenville, South Carolina (March 12, 2012) – KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, announced today…

Paumanok Capacitor, Resistor, Inductor and Circuit Protection Component Market Research Reports Now Available Through Bloomberg

Paumanok Publications, Inc. customers in the financial sector now have an opportunity to access Paumanok market research reports on the worldwide capacitor, resistor, inductor, circuit protection and related materials industries…

Miba AB Acquires EBG Elektronische Bauelemente

Miba AB (Laakirchen, Austria), strategic partner to the international engine and automotive industry, has acquired high voltage resistor manufacturer EBG Elektronische Bauelemente Gesellschaft M.B.H. based in Kirchbach, Austria. According to…

Ioxus Acquires Advanced Energy Conversion (AEC)

Acquisition Marries Ioxus’ Ultracapacitor Cell Design Expertise with AEC’s Systems Application Experience Ioxus, Inc. (Oneonta, NY USA- a subsidiary of capacitor manufacturer Custom Electronics, Inc.) a U.S. manufacturer of innovative…

Panasonic Electronic Devices To Cease Aluminum Capacitor Production in Tennessee

Panasonic Electronic Devices is moving production of speakers and capacitors to other plants, cutting about 90 jobs at its Forks of the River location outside of Knoxville, Tennessee USA. Panasonic…

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