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.

GE Studies The Closure of Capacitor Film Operations In Fort Edward, New York

GE Energy said it plans to stop extruding capacitor film for all of its capacitors at the Fort Edward, New York facility, which has been making polypropylene film capacitors for…

ON Semiconductor to Acquire California Micro Devices for Access To “Access To Integrated Passive Technology”

ON Semiconductor and California Micro Devices announced on December 14, 2009 the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which ON Semiconductor will acquire California Micro Devices (CMD) through…

Holy Stone Buys Hitachi AIC Tantalum and Niobium Capacitor Division

Bill Tang, the CEO of Holy Stone Enterprise Co. LTD has confirmed that Holy Stone through the establishment of a new corporation is assuming the assets and operations of Hitachi Chemical Electronics Co., LTD (Hitachi AIC)

Panasonic Confirms The Company Is Phasing Out Anode Foil Operations in Knoxville, Tennessee USA

A spokesperson for Panasonic Electronic Devices has confirmed that the production of capacitor anode foil at the Knoxville facility in Tennessee USA will cease production by mid-2010. The original press…

Vishay and Mag.Layers Announce License Agreement for High-Current, Low-Profile Composite Inductors

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) announced today that Mag.Layers Scientific-Technics Co., Ltd., has entered into a worldwide, non-exclusive license agreement with Vishay for the right to manufacture, use, sell, and…

EPCOS Feida Joint Venture Extends AC Film Capacitor Product Range

EPCOS has extended its range of film capacitors for AC applications with the portfolio of its Chinese joint venture EPCOS Feida. These products are used primarily as motor start or…

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…

ABB Acquires Capacitor Company in SAF

ABB announced on June 23, 2009 that it agreed to acquire Westingcorp (Pty) Ltd. of South Africa, to expand its portfolio of power capacitors Westingcorp, based in Centurion, Gauteng province…

TDK Corporation: EPCOS Merger Scheduled For Completion By October 2009

Total company sales decreased from 866 billion yen to 727 billion yen between FY 2008 and FY 2009 (a 16% decline). The 2010 FY outlook is for a 2.6% growth…

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