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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...

08.06.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The “Industrial End-Use Market” for capacitors constitutes about 20% of the global capacitor industry for FY 2015 worth almost $4 billion USD. More...

07.14.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The Passive Component Raw Material Index (which covers feedstock pricing for many of the primary raw materials consumed in the production of passive electronic components) showed a DECREASE in JUNE on More...

06.18.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American household uses about 24 electronic products such as personal computers, mobile phones, televisions, and e-readers. With More...

06.04.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Specialty Components: A Fragmented and Profitable Sub-Segment of the Worldwide Passive Component Industry More...

05.21.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

When you were a kid in school did you ever sit in class when the teacher brought up the subject of a report due the next day—knowing that you had no chance of being able to complete it on time—only to More...

05.19.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

A look at lead time trends, vendor revenues and raw material pricing in the worldwide passive electronic components industry in April 2015. More...

04.24.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Demand for thin film resistors and integrated passive devices are increasing because of the precision nature of the thin film components and the added volumetric efficiency that integrated passive device More...

04.22.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

In mid-March the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) once again held its annual Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), this time in Charlotte, North Carolina, marking the conference’s More...

03.17.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

IEEE’s 2015 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) took place Feb. 22-26 in San Francisco. The theme of ISSCC 2015 was “novel system and circuit solutions which open new vistas for society, More...

03.06.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

There are three core technology groups employed to protect sensitive integrated circuits from the affects of electrostatic discharge (ESD) these include the silicon diode, the metal oxide varistor and More...

02.19.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

Inductors play a fundamental role in the design and development of switch-mode power supplies (SMPS). All three primary SMPS topologies − step-down (buck), step-up (boost), and step-up/down (buck-boost More...

02.10.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Big Data: What it Means; and How to Apply it to the Capacitor Industry to Learn More about the Market More...

01.21.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

The Internet of Things (IoT) market is set for explosive growth. A projected 30 billion devices will enter into the IoT ecosystem by 2020 according to the market research firm ABI Research. More...

01.13.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The following installment of MarketEYE offers the reader both an annualized summary and a month-by-month analysis of the global passive electronic component markets for calendar year 2014. Passive electronic More...

12.09.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

A fuse is an electrical or electronic circuit protection device that protects a circuit against overcurrent, by “melting” or “fusing” open its conductive element when an excessive and or overload “short More...

11.20.2014 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

I realized recently, while reading a press release about an AEC-Q200 qualified part, one that met the Automotive Electronics Council requirements for components suitable for harsh automotive environments, More...

10.21.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Primary Sources Voice Concerns About FY 2015 and FY 2016 Economic Outlook for the Electronic Components Industry More...

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...

09.16.2014 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

It is well known that supercapacitors can send out their entire charge almost instantaneously and are capable of millions of charge/discharge cycles without degradation. More...

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