Vishay MLCCs

Demand Patterns Shifting for MLCCs

Industrial, medical, and military demand for high quality, high-voltage multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) has been hit hard by a shift in production by the world’s largest MLCC manufacturers who are focusing on a seemingly insatiable demand for smaller, lower voltage – and in some way – lower performance MLCCs. This demand has been fueled by…

MLCC Supply Threatened by Malaysia Lockdown

The indefinite extension of Malaysia’s pandemic-related movement control order (MCO) 3.0 has posed severe challenges for the global MLCC market, according to TrendForce. The high-end MLCC segment, in particular, is expected to suffer the most severe shortage, and products that feature high-end MLCC, such as smartphones, notebooks, networking products, server, and 5G base station components,…

Malaysia Lockdown Will Impact Passives

National governments in Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia, have been instituting increasingly stringent pandemic control measures in response to the intensifying Covid-19 pandemic in these countries. Remarkably, these countries are all hotspots in the electronic component supply chain, and Malaysia, home to many semiconductor packaging and testing facilities as well as passive…

Kyocera AVX Brand Rolled Out for Components Business

Kyocera Corporation and AVX Corporation  today announced that the companies have established a new integrated brand “Kyocera AVX” to be used for the Kyocera group’s electronic components business starting in October, 2021 (or later) following the integration of Kyocera’s “Corporate Electronic Components Group” and “AVX” into a new segment, “Electronic Components Business” as of April…

ECIA: Component & Product Demand Surges to Dramatic High

Optimism in the electronics market is surging, according to ECIA, bolstering data from a national manufacturing index that reached a 37-year high in March. The ECIA’s Electronic Component Sales Trend (ECST) monthly survey, which assesses month-to-month sales growth sentiment, leapt up between 26 and 27 points in component and end-market measures from February to March.…

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Demand Surges, Supply Tightens at U.S. Factories

Demand remains high for U.S.- made products even as manufacturers contend with price increases, labor shortages and supply constraints. The Institute for Supply Management’s PMI reached a three-year high in February to 60.8, an increase of 2.1 percentage points from the January reading. Signs for future demand remain strong, but supply chain pressures are unlikely…

Rutronik and Kemet Sign Global Partnership

With its extensive range of products such as MLCCs, tantalum, film, and electrolytic capacitors, as well as inductors, varistors, and sensors, KEMET Corporation, part of the YAGEO Group and a wholly-owned subsidiary of YAGEO Corporation, now complements the active and passive portfolio of Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH. The franchise applies worldwide and enables both companies…

Vishay MLCCs

Vishay Offers Alternatives to EOL MLCCs

Vishay Intertechnology Inc. is offering a number of multilayer chip capacitors (MLCCs) that may be used as alternatives for end-of-life (EOL) commodity parts. Several component manufacturers have recently announced EOL product change notifications (PCNs) for select NPO, X7R and X5R ceramic capacitors. “A lot of customers don’t realize we manufacture these parts unless they are in…

Premier Magnetics Replaces Discontinued Murata Line Filters

Premier Magnetics offers replacement components for more than 36 part numbers in the PLA10ANxxx and PLA10ASxxx EMIFIL series of AC line filters discontinued by Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. The expanded PMCU series of common mode line filters are a direct cross for Murata’s parts and are available from stock. Designed for switching power supply applications,…