Supply Chain Feels Price & Delivery Impact of Harvey

An already-tight electronics supply chain will get squeezed even more thanks to the negative effects of Hurricane Harvey. Even as a second hurricane was bearing down on the U.S., domestic manufacturers were preparing for prices and deliveries to be significantly impacted over the next three months. Hurricane Harvey struck a significant blow to the Houston,…

electronics, conflict minerals, Africa

How the SEC’s Shift on Conflict Minerals Will Impact Electronics

Portions of the electronics industry are applauding a policy shift toward the so-called “conflict minerals” rule that requires publicly traded U.S. companies to disclose the use of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG) sourced from war-torn regions of Africa. Acting Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Michael Piwowar has directed agency staff to reconsider how companies…

RS Components Expands TDK Capacitor Portfolio

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc(LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has vastly extended the range of capacitor technologies available from stock to customers worldwide, leveraging its new global agreement with TDK Corporation. TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company. Its portfolio includes electronic components, modules and systems, power supplies, and magnetic application products as well…

AVX Releases Medical Selector Guide

Fountain Inn, S.C. – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new, interactive Medical Selector Guide that features industry-specific summary information about its portfolio of electronic components for Class I, II, and III medical devices, including: tantalum and ceramic capacitors, thin film products, connectors, EMI filters and feedthroughs, SAW filters,…

KEMET Adds Ferrite Inductors to Product Portfolio

Greenville, S.C. – KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, has boosted its solutions capabilities by adding high-quality ferrite inductors to its expanding line of passive electronic components. Ferrite inductors are a natural complement to KEMET’s capacitor core competency. Capacitors and inductors work together in various parts of electronic circuits. They can be used in electronic…

KEMET Sales Down 10.7% in FY16

Greenville, S.C. –  KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) Net sales for the quarter up 3.8% to $183.9 million compared to the prior quarter ended December 31, 2015. Gross margin for fiscal year 2016 of 22.2% compared to 19.4% for the prior fiscal year 2015. Cash Balance as of March 31, 2016 of $65.0 million up $21.8 million from December 31, 2015…

New Materials Transform Capacitor into High Energy Storage Device

Menlo Park, Calif. – Capacitor Sciences has developed patent-pending materials to create nano-structured crystalline thin films. When used as the dielectric material in a capacitor, these materials create high performance capacitive energy storage cells that are capable of producing 10X the energy density and 100X the power density of lithium ion batteries, at a significantly…