CDE Expands its High-Energy Storage, Pulse-Discharge Film Capacitors

CDE Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. announces a major product expansion of standard and custom high energy storage, pulse-discharge capacitors. These are specialized devices, designed for applications requiring repetitive high energy and high voltage charge/discharge cycles.

Source: CDE Expands its High-Energy Storage, Pulse-Discharge Film Capacitors

Combining Capacitors and Inductors in a Single Component 

Researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign have devised a method of combining capacitors and inductors in a tiny, 3D rolled membrane. This will save space in the electronic filters found in phones and other wireless devices. They eliminate or enhance specific input signals to get the best output signals. While essential, these filters take up space on the chips that researchers are constantly trying to make smaller.

Source: Combining Capacitors and Inductors in a Single Component | Microwaves & RF

Researchers Demonstrated Ultrahigh Energy Density Ceramic Capacitor 

By introducing defects to a common ceramic material, Berkeley Lab researchers create a highly efficient capacitor with dramatically increased energy density.

Source: Researchers Demonstrated Ultrahigh Energy Density Ceramic Capacitor – Passive Components Blog

Supercapacitors: A 25-Year Market Review

This MarketEYE article discusses the subject of supercapacitors from a perspective of 25 years of behind-the-scenes consulting on markets, technologies and opportunities related to double layer carbon and mixed metal oxide components, operating at the maximum available capacitance range.

Source: Supercapacitors: A 25-Year Market Review | TTI, Inc.

Passives Market Update and Review for Q3 2020 

This article reveals how the global markets for capacitors and resistors reacted to the global pandemic of 2020 and forecasts near term changes in the markets for mass produced components such as capacitors and resistors that are ubiquitous and mission-critical to the high-tech economy.

Source: Capacitors, Resistors and Inductors: Market Update and Review for Q3 2020 | TTI, Inc.

Murata offers 01005 Size MLCC with a Capacitance Value of 1.0μF

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has developed the world’s first*1 multilayer ceramic capacitor with a capacitance value of 1.0µF in the 01005 inch size (0.4×0.2mm), which is increasingly used in a wide range of mobile electronic devices including smartphones. Mass production of the GRM022R60G105M with a rated voltage of 4Vdc has already started and mass production of GRM022R60J105M with a rated voltage of 6.3Vdc is scheduled to begin in 2021.

Source: 01005 inch Size Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor with a Capacitance Value of 1.0μF, another world’s first from Murata | Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Chinese Passive Components Makers Boost MLCC Capacity Expansion 

Chinese makers of passive components have been keen on capacity expansions for high-end MLCC capacitors, providing lucrative business opportunities for Taiwan’s equipment makers, according to industry sources.

Source: Chinese Passive Components Makers Boost MLCC Capacity Expansion – Passive Components Blog

Chinese passive components makers revving up MLCC capacity expansion

Chinese makers of passive components have been keen on capacity expansions for high-end MLCC capacitors, providing lucrative business opportunities for Taiwan’s equipment makers, according to industry sources.Judging from equipment shipment pull-ins in the first half of 2020, investments by Chinese passive components makers are at least five times as much as those by their Taiwanese peers, aiming to better tap demand for 5G base station, handset and new energy vehicle applications, the sources said.

Source: Chinese passive components makers revving up MLCC capacity expansion

KEMET and Yageo Complete Merger

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KEMET Corporation (“KEMET”) (NYSE: KEM) today announced the completion of the acquisition of KEMET by Yageo Corporation (“Yageo”) (TAIEX: 2327). In accordance with the terms of the merger agreement, Yageo has acquired all of the outstanding shares of KEMET’s common stock for US $27.20 per share in an all-cash transaction with an equity value of approximately US $1.6 billion. As a result of the transaction, KEMET is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yageo, and KEMET’s common stock is no longer listed on any public market.

Source: KEMET and Yageo Complete Merger

Yageo restocking, unsure on demand 

Passive Components: Expect a “V-Shaped” Recovery 

The following GDP forecast by world region suggests a tough road ahead for the U.S. and European economies. Asian regions will grow out of the situation at a faster rate than other regions, but the overall outlook for near-term GDP is challenging (see Figure 1).

Source: Passive Components: Expect a “V-Shaped” Recovery | TTI, Inc.