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09.30.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

A close look at how the global high-technology economy has increased the requirement for capacitance between 1990 and 2014. More...

08.26.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Analysts predict that by the end of 2015 that 15 billion devices will form the framework for the IoT, and this will increase by 235% to 50 billion devices by 2020. In the near-term, the majority of these More...

05.20.2014 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

In discussing U.S. Department of Defense spending, Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen once supposedly quipped: "A billion here, a billion there and pretty soon you're talking real money". More...

04.10.2014 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced a new law that will require all new vehicles sold in the U.S. under 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight, including passenger More...

03.18.2014 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Mobile World Congress, the year’s largest gathering of smartphone manufacturers, took place in Barcelona at the end of February and drew a record 85,000 attendees. More...

02.24.2014 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

While everyone loves a good mystery, keeping engineers guessing as to which breakthroughs will shape future electronic component design can only benefit the makers of antacids. More...

02.17.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

Worldwide industry sales in 2013 were up +2.7% for the full year over 2012. Sales totaled $48,877 million. Fourth quarter sales were $12,449 million, up +4.0% over the prior year. Note that 2013 results More...

01.13.2014 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

As a member of IEEE I receive several tech journals and magazines and usually glance through them with something less than the rigor that the horse racing enthusiast perched at the rail uses to examine More...

12.10.2013 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

Industry sales are up +2.2% through October 2013 (10 months). Sales improved modestly in each quarter, increasing +1.2%, +1.8%, and +3.6%, respectively. More...

12.04.2013 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

Ronald E. Bishop discusses how there are three things that will kill the profitability of an industry and the individual companies within an industry. More...

09.25.2013 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

The 10 biggest connector companies are essential to the industry, and it’s important for design engineers to know them well. However, the Top 10 list changes significantly when the definition of “Top 10” More...

07.31.2013 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

Industrial robots are a common sight on the factory floor, particularly in automotive markets. More...

07.24.2013 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

As system designers look to leverage the capabilities that Internet connectivity can provide, a new phenomenon is emerging called the 'Internet of Things'. More...

07.17.2013 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

As demand for high capacitance multilayered ceramic chip capacitors (MLCC) continues to grow around the world, the competition among vendors to be first to market with differentiated products intensif More...

02.20.2013 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Would supercapacitors be a viable alternative to Li-Ion batteries in applications like the Boeing 787? More...

02.13.2013 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

In this installment of Marketeye, Dennis Zogbi of Paumanok Publications, Inc. Industrial Market Research takes a look at film capacitor, aluminum capacitor and EDLC supercapacitor markets for renewable More...

01.30.2013 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Advances in soft and stretchable substrates and elastomeric materials is giving rise to an entirely new generation of flexible, printed and organic electronics. More...

12.19.2012 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Most today would agree that in the semiconductor industry current incontrovertible truths include: 1) Counterfeit electronic parts adversely affect safety, pose significant risks to the U.S. government More...

11.14.2012 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

With over 30,000 lives lost each year due to vehicle crashes, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is studying whether all future cars should have some form of embedded connectivity for safety reasons. More...

10.31.2012 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Product innovation in the global capacitor industry in 2012 can be categorized into three broad categories − miniaturization, enhanced performance and integration. More...

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