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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...

02.10.2016 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

No less than five and a half years after its first draft revision of the regulation, on January 21, 2016 China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, along with seven other ministries, finally 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...

01.19.2016 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

Bishop & Associates segments the connector industry into geographic regions, countries, market sectors and product types. At the highest level, there are six geographic regions, 11 market sectors and 12 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...

12.17.2015 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

In case you were wondering whether to expect a decision on the huge number of RoHS exemption renewal application received by the Commission a year ago by January 21 of this year, as required by Article More...

12.16.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Typically we measure the top ten connector companies by total world sales. When annual sales are the unit of measure, the ten largest companies are as follows... 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...

11.05.2015 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

The channel tackles trade compliance complexities for both suppliers and customers 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...

10.21.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates has tracked the connector industry since 1980, 34 years. In 1980, annual connector sales were $8.9 billion, growing to $55.4 billion in 2014. More...

10.13.2015 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

On September 10, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down a “Reference for a preliminary ruling” on the topic of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH Regulation). The judgement addressed the duties More...

09.15.2015 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

A recent ruling by a U.S. appeals court is unlikely to suspend the electronics industry’s compliance efforts toward the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, also known as the “conflict More...

09.14.2015 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

With 245,000 visitors, 1,645 exhibitors and exhibit floor space totaling 150,000 square meters IFA is one of the world’s leading trade shows for Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances. Organized by More...

09.10.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

From its inception, silicon/CMOS photonics was supposed to revolutionize optical communications, but has yet to come to fruition. How much progress has been made so far? 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...

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