Environmental Concerns to Boost Growth in Metal Oxide Varistor Market

A new study by Transparency Market Research (TMR) states that the global metal oxide varistor (MOV) market is highly competitive. The leading companies are focusing aggressively on research and innovation for the development of new products. As, the companies are concentrating more on utilizing automation for the production of varistor, the competition within this market is…

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…

Kemet Expands “Easy-to-Design-In” Toolset

KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, continued its leadership position in digital technology by announcing expansions to its repertoire of powerful electronic components tools. “KEMET is involved in the customer journey from idea to execution, and our commitment to unparalleled borderless service extends through our advanced digital tools,” said Per Loof, KEMET…

Kemet Intros Advanced Passive Components Search Engine

KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, introduced today its advanced passive components search engine. ComponentEdge offers a new component search experience. Users can search over 6.4 million part numbers with descriptive text or through interactive filtering. Search results are displayed in an intuitive interface built using the latest in mobile responsive web…

Electronics Ranks High in Conflict Minerals Compliance

In a very short period of time the electronics industry has moved from grudging acceptance of the so-called U.S. “conflict minerals” rule to a leadership position in compliance, research concludes. Moreover, companies that have embraced the measure to boycott materials mined in certain regions of the world are driving positive change throughout the supply chain.…

KEMET Honors Digi-Key

Thief River Falls, Minn.– Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, was given KEMET’s High Service Distributor of the Year award at the 2016 EDS Summit in Las Vegas, NV. The award was presented by Cheryl Swaim, High Service Distribution Account Executive; Monica Highfill, Vice President…

TTI Awards 10 Suppliers for Excellence

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, has announced the winners in its annual Supplier Excellence Awards, a prestigious review of performance based on rigorous analysis of a number of different metrics including on-time delivery, administrative quality, operations and business systems and joint customer support. The 2015 winners were: AVX, Bourns, FCI…

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…

TTI Supplies Kemet Polymer Electrolytic Capacitors

May 2016 – Now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, are Kemet’s T540 series and T541 series COTS polymer electrolytic capacitors. The devices offer the same performance advantages as other KO-CAP® series components from Kemet with screening options associated with high reliability (“Hi-Rel”) applications. The Commerical-Off-The-Shelf (COTS)…

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…