H.C. Starck Announces Price Increases For Materials, Including Tantalum

GOSLAR, GERMANY—The international H.C. Starck Group has announced a further price increase for substantial parts of its product portfolio. The reason is increases in costs for energy, as well as…

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…

Cornell Dubilier’s High-Current, Medium-Power Film Capacitor

Cornell Dubilier announces availability of its new Type 947C high-current medium-power film capacitor for DC filtering to 1200 VDC. It’s an excellent choice for IGBT power filtering and DC-link inverter…

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,…

A New Cost Structure is Imminent for Tantalum- July 2008

A New Cost Structure is Imminent for Tantalum New developments in the tantalum supply chain during June 2008 have created concern among the global manufacturing base for tantalum capacitors. The…

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…

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