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News | MLCC Shortage has Changed the Industrial Structure

Due to the price increase of medium and low-end standard MLCC, the performance and profits of producers such as Yageo and Walsin have soared. In the past, high value-added products with technological leadership in the MLCC industry will achieve higher profits. Japanese manufacturers are technological pioneers, constantly pursuing higher capacitance, smaller size and more dielectric.…

MLCC Production Capacity Will Remain Stable

Due to the shortage of MLCC in the past two years, the second-tier manufacturers of passive components have expanded capacity, but in the second half of this year, among the second-tier producers, there will be no new capacity except Darfon Electronics. According to the market report, including Kemet, Vishay, HolyStone, Darfon Electronics, Prosperity Dielectrics Co.,…

Yageo Releases MLCC Price Adjustment Notice Again

The same day that Murata issued a notice of one-day shutdown due to typhoon, Yageo issued a MLCC price adjustment notice. The general content of the notice is that the current MLCC still has a shortage of supply, and the company faces challenges in raw material supply and environment, so it decided to continue to…

Vishay Diversifies to Face Components Shortage

Vishay Driversifies 2018 to Face Components Shortage. Vishay Intertechnology was founded in 1962 by Dr. Felix Zandman, with a loan from his cousin Alfred P. Slaner. The Company was named after Dr. Zandman’s ancestral village in Lithuania, in memory of family members who perished in the Holocaust. The Company’s initial product portfolio consisted of foil resistors…

FDA803D and FDA903D STMicroelectronics Digital-Input Audio Amplifiers with Auto Diagnostics

STMicroelectronics has launched two new 1x45W class-D fully digital automotive audio amplifiers with the aim of simplifying design, reducing BOM costs and helping to certify systems to the required ISO 26262 ASIL (Automotive Safety Integrity Level). Designated FDA803D and FDA903D, applications include telematics, emergency-eCall equipment and Acoustic Vehicle Alerting Systems (AVAS, for hybrid/electric vehicles). The parts offer…

DRAM prices are expected to fall sequentially 4Q18

According to DRAMeXchange, DRAM prices are expected to fall sequentially 4Q18. DRAM suppliers have begun to negotiate with their clients contract prices for the fourth quarter since the middle of August, according to DRAMeXchange, which expects prices to weaken following nine consecutive quarters of growth. The weak price trend is due to “increasing supply yet fairly limited…

SIA wants Trump to remove 39 product categories of China Tariffs

The Semiconductor Industry Association wants the Trump Administration to remove 39 product categories from a list of some some $16 billion worth of Chinese imports ticketed for 25 percent tariffs. In written comments submitted Monday as part of the Administration’s solicitation for public comment on the proposed tariffs, the SIA argued that imposing tariffs on…

DARPA’s Electronics Resurgence Initiative Research Partners

Chip giants IBM, Intel, Nvidia, and Qualcomm and a little-known foundry called Skywater were among eight companies announced as prime contractors in four research projects sponsored by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Many others, including Arm and Globalfoundries, will act as subcontractors in the programs officially launched at an event here today. The four…