China Capacitor Market to Reach $5.6 Billion in 2014

On the basis of dielectric material used, capacitors are categorized into ceramic, film, electrolytic, solid double layer, carbon, dielectric, and paper & plastic capacitors. Electrolytic capacitors are further classified into aluminum and tantalum electrolytic capacitors. Electronic capacitors are used in various end user applications such as Information & Communication Technology (ICT), consumer electronics, industrial, infrastructure,…

Military Connector Tags to Increase by 2%

Lead times held steady for most interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components over the past month, according to Avnet Electronics Marketing’s most recent Market and Technology Trends report. Despite slight price upticks for a few interconnect and passive components, pricing trends are expected to remain generally stable. However, tags for several types of military connectors…

Richardson RFPD Adds Three ATC Capacitors

LaFox, Ill.- Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for three new ultra-broadband capacitors from American Technical Ceramics Corp. (ATC). ATC’s ultra-broadband capacitors are manufactured with high quality materials to provide reliable and repeatable, ultra-broadband performance. They feature low insertion loss and are ideal for DC blocking, coupling, bypassing and feedback applications requiring…

IP&E Lead Times, Pricing Stable

Lead times and pricing trends are expected to remain stable in the interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) component market, according to Avnet Electronics Marketing’s Market and Technology Trends report. However, Avnet product managers indicate that lead times for some parts, including aluminum capacitors and inductors, may be on the rise so buyers should closely monitor deliveries for…

Element14 Expands Kemet Portfolio

 Element14 has expanded its portfolio of KEMET capacitors for electronics design and production with the newest lines of super capacitors, inductors and signal relays, suitable for applications in automotive, communications and industrial. Marc Grange, Head of Product Marketing, element14 Asia-Pacific said, “We are delighted to add these popular KEMET products and make it available for…

Vishay Acquires Holy Stone

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components, today announced the acquisition of Holy Stone Polytech Co., Ltd. (“Holy Stone Polytech”), a Japanese manufacturer of tantalum capacitors, from Holy Stone Enterprise Co. Ltd. The purchase price was approximately $21 million subject to customary post-closing adjustments.…

EDS Showcases IP&E Components

The Electronics Distribution Show (EDS) held earlier this month not only highlights the tight partnerships between electronic component manufacturers and distributors, it also gives component suppliers the chance to showcase some of their newest product introductions. This year many of the new products fell into the category of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components from…

Element14 Adds Panasonic Capacitors

element14 has announced the addition of four new polymer capacitors from Panasonic to its range. The SP-Cap, POSCAPTM, OS-CONTM and Polymer Hybrid capacitors provide high efficiency and low ESR alternatives to traditional capacitors. The range, which benefits from lifetime extension as well as high safety and reliability is designed to maximise choice, adding to element14’s already extensive offering. While all…

Kemet Presents to AEC Q2000

KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, presented its most recent product performance results for polymer tantalum capacitors developed according to the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) Q200 Reliability Document at the 2014 CARTS International Conference in Santa Clara, CA. The presentation included the results of high temperature and high humidity testing…