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10.21.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Primary Sources Voice Concerns About FY 2015 and FY 2016 Economic Outlook for the Electronic Components Industry More...

09.30.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

A close look at how the global high-technology economy has increased the requirement for capacitance between 1990 and 2014. More...

09.16.2014 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

It is well known that supercapacitors can send out their entire charge almost instantaneously and are capable of millions of charge/discharge cycles without degradation. More...

08.26.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Analysts predict that by the end of 2015 that 15 billion devices will form the framework for the IoT, and this will increase by 235% to 50 billion devices by 2020. In the near-term, the majority of these More...

08.19.2014 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

In his comedy routine "Let's Get Small" Steve Martin discusses getting small while driving. He pretends he is driving a car while being so short as to barely reach the bottom of the steering wheel. More...

07.31.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Acquisitions have shaped the global passive electronic component industry over the past 25 years. In fact, based on Paumanok Publications, Inc. estimates, approximately $6,105 million U.S. dollars in cumulative More...

07.10.2014 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

It’s been two and a half years since the Federal Anti-Counterfeiting Amendment Act was signed into law and nearly that long since I covered the subject on these pages. So the topic is ripe for re-examination. More...

07.01.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

A new report from the international activist group “ENOUGH” applauds the actions of the electronics industry in helping to clean up the tantalum supply chain in compliance with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank More...

06.12.2014 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

Temperature-critical applications such as down-hole drilling, aerospace (in particular jet engines) and automotive use are generating the need for capacitors with very high operating temperatures, often More...

06.06.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The United States Department of Justice confirmed to me in a telephone conversation on April 11, 2014 that they were conducting an investigation into the capacitor industry. A representative for the United More...

05.05.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Solid tantalum capacitors are chosen for use in applications that require any combination of volumetric efficiency, long-term stability, high-temperature exposure, low noise generation and self-healing. More...

04.14.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

It’s Just A Matter of Time Before What Makes a Smartphone Smart Makes Everything Else Smart Too… More...

04.01.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Sanctions, currency valuations and government legislation are impacting costs to produce, pricing and availability of electronic components in 2014. More...

02.03.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Shifts in near-term lead times for specific sub-components in the capacitor, resistor and inductor product groupings for January 2014 suggest a down market for the first month of the calendar year for More...

01.09.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Markets You Will Wish You are in and Customers You Will Wish You Had − A Novel Look at Future Markets for Electronic Components More...

12.19.2013 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

This MarketEYE installment takes a closer look at the current market conditions in passive electronic components for 2013 and the historical trends with respect to lead time indicators, raw material pricing More...

11.13.2013 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

This MarketEye installment takes a look at the competition to obtain tantalum metal among industries; how effectively tantalum competes with other technologies; and how tantalum is expected to compete More...

10.02.2013 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

This MarketEYE installment addresses the global market conditions for aluminum electrolytic capacitors. Aluminum electrolytic capacitors are consumed in many of the key end products that drive the global More...

09.11.2013 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

How the Tantalum Capacitor Supply Chain is Preparing for the Next Phase in Portable High Tech Electronics More...

08.21.2013 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Aggressive competition, severe price erosion, and changing end-use markets are taking a toll on the bottom line in the global passive electronic components industry in 2013. More...

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