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…

Raw Material Index: Prices for All Prime Materials in the Passive Component Index Increase Rapidly in 60 days…October 2010

Prices for raw materials consumed in passive components increased by a large 20% in September (month-to-month) and by an additional 3% in October 2010. Prices have returned to just shy…

Suzuki SX4 Fuel Cell Vehicle With Braking Capacitor to Make Debut at the Tokyo Motor Show

Suzuki will also unveil the SX4 Fuel Cell Vehicle at the Tokyo Motor Show. It has a General Motors-produced high performance fuel cell with a Suzuki developed high pressure hydrogen…

Interview On H.C Starck’s Tantalum Material Sales To The Global Electronics Industry

In this important interview, Dr. Axel Westerhaus, who heads up H.C. Starck’s tantalum metal powder business, provides insight on H.C. Starck’s plans for the future support of the global electronics industry.

A Detailed Look At Murata’s ITC Complaint Against Samsung EMCO

The ITC complaint alleges SEMCO violated four of Murata’s ceramic capacitor patents. A close look at the claim is provided in this important article.

Kemet Capacitor Plant Will Support 100,000 Electric Drive Vehicles

KEMET Corporation (KEME.OB) has been awarded a $15.1 million Department of Energy (DOE) grant to support the development of electric-drive vehicles in the United States. Headquartered in Simpsonville, SC, KEMET…

Tyco Electronics Expands ESD Protection Portfolio With Industry’s Smallest 0201 Package

Tyco Electronics has added three new devices to its line of electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection devices. Included in this launch is an 0201-sized Silicon ESD (SESD) device, which is approximately…

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…

Passive Component Lead-Time Analysis: September 2009-

Survey results are only as good as the information that goes into them. For this survey we sent emails to 14,007 contacts, of which 372 responded (2.7%). Each question in…

Kemet Selected To Receive a Department of Energy Recovery Act Grant To Build A Capacitor Plant in South Carolina, USA

KEMET Corporation a leading manufacturer of tantalum, multilayer ceramic, solid aluminum, plastic film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today learned that the company has been selected as one of thirty companies…

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