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.

EPCOS Buys Becromal; Begins Foil Production in Iceland

ITALY – EPCOS AG of Germany acquired the remaining 51% interest, which it did not already own, in Becromal SpA, a Milan-based manufacturer of Medium and High Voltage Formed Foils,…

Bourns Acquires Fultec’s TBU Circuit Protection Technology

RIVERSIDE, CA—Bourns, Inc. is pleased to announce its purchase of the Transient Blocking Unit of Fultec Semiconductor, Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Fultec Semiconductor’s Transient Blocking Unit…

TDK Announces Result of Offer for EPCOS

TOKYO and DÜSSELDORF—TDK Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary TDK Germany GmbH have announced the result of the voluntary offer for EPCOS AG. During the acceptance period, which ended on…

Rohm and Haas Reaches Accord to be Acquired by The Dow Chemical

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Rohm and Haas Company announced it has entered into an agreement with The Dow Chemical Company, under which Dow will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Rohm and…

LORD Corporation Expands Electronic Materials Laboratories, R&D Center

CARY, NC—LORD Corporation, a supplier of thermal management materials, adhesives, coatings, and encapsulants to the electronics industry, has announced a $2.5 million renovation to its electronic materials labs in Cary,…

Acquisition of Power Electronics Division of C&D Technologies, Inc.

KYOTO, JAPAN—Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., announced it has signed an agreement with C&D Technologies, Inc. to acquire its Power Electronics Division (PED). The acquisition will be finalized during the first…

AVX Enters into a Definitive Agreement to Acquire American

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—AVX Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire American Technical Ceramics Corp. John Gilbertson, President and Chief Executive Officer of AVX Corporation, stated, “The…

KEMET Acquires EPCOS’ Tantalum Capacitor Facility

GREENVILLE, SC – KEMET Corporation has announced that the Company is in advanced discussions with EPCOS AG with respect to acquiring the Tantalum Capacitor Business Unit of EPCOS. With KEMET’s…

Yageo Corporation Plans to Purchase Passive Electronic Component Business Lines from Royal Philips Electronics- May 2000

PASSIVE COMPONENT INDUSTRY MAY/JUNE 2000 Yageo Corporation (TWSE: 2327), a leading global provider of electronics passive components, announced recently that it has entered into a preliminary agreement to acquire the…

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