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08.11.2016 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

The worldwide demand for commercial airliners is booming. In 2015, Boeing and Airbus combined built a total of 1,397 aircraft. According to the Wall Street Journal, both companies are putting in automation More...

08.09.2016 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

Dennis Zogbi’s terrific MarketEye column “Space-Based Passive Components: Global Market Update: 2016” prompted me to look into the effects of radiation on passives, and capacitors in particular, intended More...

08.04.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

There is a clear increase in global interest and investment in new processes and materials for the production of advanced next generation capacitors, resistors and inductors. This trend includes spending More...

07.12.2016 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

Just like Goldilocks, the market for wireless connectivity products knows when something is just right. And when it comes to getting it right, it’s hard to argue against Bluetooth, with more than 8.2 billion More...

07.11.2016 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

The worldwide demand for connectors in the automotive market was $11.8 billion in 2015, down 4% from 2014. North America and Europe consumed 62% of those connectors by dollar volume. More...

06.30.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Because of Paumanok’s depth and breadth of market and technology data on passive electronic components we have had the great opportunity to participate in the development of many advanced passive component More...

06.16.2016 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry’s annual flagship conference. DAC offers education, exhibits and networking opportunities for designers, researchers, More...

06.13.2016 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

In 2015, the top 10 companies for telecom sales had total revenues of almost $483 billion. Apple’s iPhone sales, at $155.5 billion, were nearly one third of the sales of all top 10 companies.

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06.07.2016 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

06.06.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

I’m sitting across from a team of engineers in Huntsville (Rocket City), Alabama and they have a problem. Apparently an external power supply on the International Space Station was failing repeatedly More...

05.10.2016 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

If it seems to you that Bluetooth and WiFi, the two most widely used forms of wireless connectivity, have been around for a very long time, well, it’s pretty much true. Back in 1994, Ericsson invented More...

05.05.2016 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

In 2015, the top 10 countries for military expenditures represented 74% of the total, worldwide outlay, according to SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute). The U.S. leads the list at More...

05.03.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The global capacitor industry, which for the purposes of this article includes ceramic, aluminum, tantalum and plastic film capacitors of all types and configurations, will accounted approximately $20 More...

04.19.2016 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

There is no shortage of data within the electronics supply chain. Suppliers, distributors and customers share forecasts, inventory data, order status and compliance information; they transact business More...

04.14.2016 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

The annual Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) and exposition was held at the Long Beach (CA) Convention & Entertainment Center last month. As at the last few APECs, Wide Bandgap (WBG) materials More...

04.10.2016 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

The euro and yen decline in value against the US dollar has started to moderate in 2016 while the Chinese yuan is now declining more in value to the dollar. The following table measures the decline for More...

04.05.2016 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

First, I’ve now gotten asked about a million times whether any of the EU RoHS “Pack 9” exemptions have been extended. In fact, that’s the wrong question; the right question is whether the Oeko Institut More...

03.29.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, has proven to be an unusual economic year in the history of tracking the global capacitor, resistor and inductor markets worldwide. The market environment is succumbing More...

03.24.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Forecast changes in temperature requirements in defense and downhole pump electronics have challenged the capacitor industry to produce new products that can operate in exceedingly higher temperatures More...

03.24.2016 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

With Easter rapidly approaching it is perhaps appropriate for us to engage in an egg hunt type of game. From time to time our legislators make us play find the prize by tucking important passages into More...

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