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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…

AVX adds Global Advanced Metals to “Solutions for Hope” Project

AVX (NYSE:AVX), a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, announced that GAM Technology (the first tantalum smelter to achieve EICC/GeSI validation in 2010) has joined AVX in their…

Intel Leads Industry with “Conflict Free” Mineral Goal

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) defines “conflict free” as having elemental minerals (Sn, Ta, W, and Au) in their microprocessors from validated conflict free smelters.  And although Intel’s microprocessors may already be conflict…

Identifying New Tantalum Resources: 2012

The following table illustrates all the new tantalum deposits that have been identified in the world over the past two years, including those that have been previously identified in preceding…

Theft Targeting Government Stores Of Tantalum: Sign of The Times?

The Malaysia Star reported February 27th, 2011 that a break-in targeting the rare metal tantalum had occurred at two warehouses owned by the Penang Municipal Council in Georgetown Malayisa sometime…

“iTSCi Is In Very Real Danger Of Failing” Says Richard Burt, President of the Tantalum Niobium International Study Center

In a press release issued January 14th, 2011 Richard Burt, President of the (Tantalum Niobium International Study Center) stated that “Without immediate additional funding commitments from third parties, iTSCi (The…

Shifts in The Global Tantalum Supply Chain: 2011

GAM Will Mine Tantalum at Wodgina and Process It At Greenbushes: Global Advanced Metals, formerly Talison Tantalum, announced January 17th the reopening of both its Wodgina and Greenbushes operations in…

Capacitor Lead Times For December Point Toward a Shifting High Tech Economy

Shifts in lead times for specific sub-components in the capacitor product groupings for December 2010 suggest a continued downward market trend for mass produced components consumed in digital electronics such…

Tantalum Capacitors: Lead-Times Remain in Check For The First Time All Year

Lead times for tantalum capacitors as a whole remained unchanged for the first time in September 2010 on a month-to-month basis; although at 34.6 weeks, supply of the high capacitance,…

Disclosure Requirements for Mining and Energy Companies to Impact Passive Component Supply Chain- July 2010

Disclosure Requirements for Mining and Energy Companies to Impact Passive Component Supply Chain
Multiple Sources: July 15th-28th 2010

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