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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...

05.03.2016 // 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...

04.14.2016 // 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...

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...

03.15.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Passive Electronic Components: State of the Industry More...

02.12.2016 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

Now in its 21st year, DesignCon is one of the largest annual gatherings of chip, board and systems designers in the country. More...

01.20.2016 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

Automotive systems represent a growing area of opportunity for passives and capacitors in particular. Driver assistance systems, for example, utilize millimeter wave (mmwave) radar at 77GHz for adaptive More...

01.14.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The automotive cockpit electronics market is undergoing a transition to greater electronic content over the next five years with values increasing by a cumulative rate of an estimated 60%. Significant More...

12.14.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

There are many specific sub-segments of the global ceramic capacitor market. It is possible to look at the market from the perspective of high voltage, high frequency, high temperature; or specific harsh More...

12.14.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

Bandgap is the term used for the amount of energy needed to release electrons in semiconductor materials so that the electrons can move freely, enabling the flow of electricity. Wide Bandgap (WBG) semiconductors More...

11.12.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

In capacitor research, much effort has been focused on development of high energy density devices. It’s easy to see why. The need for efficient, high-performance materials for electrical energy storage More...

11.10.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The market for aluminum electrolytic capacitors was difficult in FY 2015 due to a sluggish market environment in TV set and home theatre equipment, as well as in the desktop and computer markets. However, More...

10.30.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

What’s the difference between the types of ferrite cores used in an inductor? Does the wire shape matter? Why should I use an X5R ceramic capacitor instead of a polymer tantalum capacitor? These are some More...

10.21.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

Last year the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) requested proposals for a 100x100 micron chip (a "dielet") that could be attached to or packaged with an IC to combat counterfeiting. More...

09.01.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The global passive electronic component industry, which for the purposes of this article includes capacitors, linear and non-linear resistors and discrete inductors of all types and configurations, accounted More...

08.06.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The “Industrial End-Use Market” for capacitors constitutes about 20% of the global capacitor industry for FY 2015 worth almost $4 billion USD. More...

07.14.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The Passive Component Raw Material Index (which covers feedstock pricing for many of the primary raw materials consumed in the production of passive electronic components) showed a DECREASE in JUNE on More...

06.18.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American household uses about 24 electronic products such as personal computers, mobile phones, televisions, and e-readers. With More...

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