Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The North American Market For High Voltage Resistors

This new study from Paumanok Publications, Inc. focuses on the North American market for high voltage resistors for applications greater than 1,000 volts. This niche market segment includes metal oxide, carbon, metal alloy and thick film resistors in axial leaded, SIP network, and chip configurations. The market analysis focuses on demand in the United States, Mexico and Canada for applications in specialty power supplies, medical, defense, laboratory and industrial market encironments. The study establishes NAFTA market value, volume and pricing by voltage range, as well as demand by type and configuration. A competitive analysis of 14 known vendors of high voltage resistors competing in the NAFTA market as well as an opportunity assessment in accordance with the influx of federal monies from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009. 76 Pages, Published November 2009 ISBN # 0-929-717-376 For More Information

Passive Component Industry Magazine October 2009

In this issue: Murata Seeks Exclusion Order Against SEMCO•An Interview With H.C. Starck About Tantalum•Tantalum Ore 2010: A Shortfall is Expected (Update)•“China’s Electronic Industry 2009” is Published•Talison Has no Current Plans To Re-Open Wodgina•Paumanok CEO To Present at Symposium in Shenzhen•Study on Ferrites, Coils and Cores Released•An October Surprise: MLCC in Short Supply•New Kemet Plant Will Supoort 100,000 ED Vehicles•TTI, Inc. Develops “One-Search” Functionality•Ultra-Broadband Capacitor Series From AVX•Suzuki SX4 Fuel Cell Vehicle With Braking Capacitor•Stillwater Reports 12% Decline in Palladium Price•Passive Component Market Research Reports View Issue

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Close Look At The Murata ITC Complaint Against Samsung EMCO

(Morrisville, NC USA) The latest edition of Passive Component Industry Magazine takes a close look at the complaint filed by Murata Manufacturing Limited against Samsung Electro-Mechanics regarding allegations of infringement for four specific Murata owned ceramic capacitor and dielectric material patents.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

327 Page Book on "China's Electronic Industry" Published

The 2009 edition of China's Electronic Industry has been published. The 327 page book was written by Dr. Michael Pecht and Len Zuga, with additional contributions from Fan Li, Li Chen, Dr. Arnulf Jager-Waldau, Ken Fleck, Shunuong Zhang, Rui Kang and Xiaofel He. The book addresses the current status and development of China's electronics industry in the context of the unique political and economic forces affecting China today. Key chapters include China's Trade Data, Policies and Issues; Intellectual Property Protection in China; Science and Technology in China; Electronics Information Industry in China; China's Semiconductor and Microelectronics Industry; Photovoltaics in China; Connectors, Cables and Backplanes in China; Computers in China; Telecommunications in China; Consumer and Automotive Electronics in China; and Emerging Electronics Markets in China. For further information go here- China's Electronic Industry.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Talison Has No Current Plans To Re-Open Wodgina Tantalum Mine

(October 2, 2009) Paumanok Publications, Inc. and Passive Component Industry Magazine LLC received a letter from Talison Minerals Pty Ltd, of Perth, WA which stated that the Reuter's report of September 24, 2009; which quoted a Talison spokesperson as saying that they would re-open their wholly owned Wodgina tantalum mine in mid-2010 was INCORRECT. The letter states- "Talison will only return to Tantalum production as and when market demand for its products dictate and that condition is yet to be met."

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Paumanok CEO To Present At Capacitor, Resistor and Inductor Forum in Shenzhen, China

(Morrisville, NC- Sept 28, 2009) Dennis Zogbi, CEO and Founder of Paumanok Publications, Inc. Industrial Market Research; and owner and publisher of Passive Component Industry Magazine has been invited to speak at the International Passive Components Technology & Market Development Forum to be held in Shenzhen, China on November 17 and 18th 2009. Mr. Zogbi will present two papers- one on capacitor, resistor and inductor markets in consumer electronics on November 17th; and another on raw material usage and supply in the passive electronic component industry on November 18th 2009. Also presenting are such major passive component manufacturers as Vishay Intertechnology, Murata Manufacturing Limited, TDK Corporation, Taiyo Yuden, Tyco Electronics, 3M Company, Bencent, iSuppli, Rhodia, Sinocera and the China Electronic Components Association. The event is sponsored by Elexcon, who expects as many as 400 attendees.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

PCI Magazine Conducting Survey on Lead Times For Capacitors, Resistors, Inductors and Circuit Protection Components

(Morrisville, NC) Passive Component Industry Magazine sent out 14,000 survey questionnaires on September 16, 2009 to capacitor, resistor, inductor and circuit protection component manufacturers, distributors and buyers to ascertain the current status of lead times and the future outlook. According to Dennis Zogbi, publisher of Passive Component Industry Magazine- "The survey results so far point to extending lead times and price increases for specific types of passive electronic components; full results will be published in the next issue of Passive Component Industry Magazine." The survey can be found here.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Study on Ferrites, Coils and Cores Points To New Market Opportunities

(Morrisville, NC USA) A new study entitled Discrete Inductors: World Markets, Technologies & Opportunities: 2009-2014 is predicting excellent unit growth in the worldwide magnetic component business, especially for ferrite beads, bead arrays and chip coils. According to Dennis M. Zogbi, CEO and founder of Paumanok Publications, Inc., and author of the new 133 page report- "we see a great need over the next five years for EMC suppression and signal decoupling in the consumer electronics sector, especially for new features in wireless handsets, LAN boxes; notebook and netbook computers, and computer printers; HD TV sets ; DVD-R, video game consoles and portable gaming devices, portable audio devices, and especially digital cameras will converge and communicate; we also see great opportunity for inductive components in emerging consumer A/V markets such as in mobile internet devices, touchscreen interfaces, digital photoframes and connected displays." The study was published on September 9, 2009 and is available at the Paumanok Group website.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Discrete Inductors: World Markets, Technologies & Opportunities: 2009-2014

Paumanok Publications, Inc. the world's largest supplier of market research reports to the passive components industry has completed its 2009 report on the global market for discrete inductors. ISBN# 1-893211-47-9
The study addresses the world market for Discrete Inductors- Ferrites, Coils and Cores; including Ferrite Beads, Bead Arrays, Multilayered Chip Coils, Molded Chip Inductors, SMD Wirewound Inductors, Axial Leaded Inductors, Radial Leaded Inductors and Ferrite Cores. This is one of Paumanok’s premier and most popular titles and represents the results of substantial primary and secondary data collection on the subject of discrete inductors. The study addresses value, volume and pricing for discrete inductors by type and configuration. It breaks down demand for inductors into the EMC suppression markets, the chip coil markets for signal decoupling and the unique ferrite core markets. A detailed analysis and five year forecast for consumption is given by end-use market segment, including telecommunications, computers and peripherals, consumer audio and video imaging devices, automotive electronic Subassemblies, large home appliances, lighting and specialty market segments. Detailed analysis of inductor consumption by type and circuit application in key sub-categories is also addressed, including inductor markets in wireless handsets, LAN boxes; notebook and netbook computers, and computer printers; HD TV sets (LCD and PDP); DVD-R, video game consoles and portable gaming devices, portable audio devices, digital cameras; automotive electronic subassemblies by sub-category; HVAC, microwave oven, refrigerator and washing machine; rapid start and slim line lighting ballasts; and specialty segments in defense, medical, mining and oilwell electronics markets. Emerging markets for inductors between 2010 and 2015 are also addressed, especially for EMC suppression and inductive decoupling in consumer electronics and hybrid vehicles. Complete market intelligence and share data is given for the top 21 manufacturers, with additional information on top regional vendors. Detailed forecasts in terms of value, volume and pricing by end-use market segment, key end-product market and by inductive component type and configuration to 2014. View Table of Contents.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Murata’s Capacitor Sales Increased 34% In June Quarter; Down 29.1% Year-Over Year

Murata Manufacturing Company Limited of Japan, the world’s largest capacitor manufacturer,reported a 34% increase in capacitor sales between the quarter ending March 31, 2009, and the quarter ending June 30, 2009. During that time period, Murata’s capacitor sales increased from 28.49 billion yen to 38.20 billion yen. In comparison to the June quarter of 2008 however, capacitor sales remain down by 29.1%. Murata noted that on a year-over-year basis, sales of chip monolithic capacitors, and application specific ceramic capacitors for the computer industry had shown significant declines. For the company as a whole, June 2009 quarterly revenues were 117.5 billion yen, up by 26.1% on a quarter-to-quarter basis, but down 20.4% on a year-over-year basis in comparison to the June 2008 quarter, when total consolidated revenues were 147.6 billion yen. Murata noted that unit shipments of components in the June 2009 quarter were up sequentially, but price erosion, and the appreciation of yen to the US dollar, limited sequential value growth. On a regional basis, sales in the Japanese market for the June 2009 quarter remained down by 18% on a year-over-year basis; while sales to the Americas were down by 39%; sales to Europe were down by 30%, and sales to Asia were down 11%. Sequentially, on a quarter-to-quarter basis in 2009, all regions showed improvement for Murata, with sales to the Japanese market (including intersegment sales) increasing by 34%, sales to Asia increasing by 33%, sales to Europe increasing 17%, and sales to the Americas increasing by 2%. For the September 2009 quarter, Murata is forecasting 12.5% revenue growth on a sequential basis to 132 billion yen for the company as a whole. To see this issue of Passive Component Industry Magazine go here.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Samsung MLCC Sales up 37% in June Quarter On Sequential Basis; Up 49% YoY

Through a combination of favorable pricing and advanced Multilayered Ceramic Chip Capacitor (MLCC) technology, Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEMCO) increased MLCC sales by 37% on a sequential basis in the Quarter ending June 30th 2009. MLCC sales at Samsung increased from 214 billion won in the March quarter to 293 billion won in the June quarter. On a year-over-year basis, MLCC sales in the June 2009 quarter were up by 49% compared to the same quarter in 2008. The company is on a run-rate to sell 1,100 billion Won in MLCC for the full year, up from 592 billion Won in 2008. The company’s success in a down economy is significant. SEMCO has increased market share in the global MLCC business from 7% in Fiscal Year 2008 to 11% in Fiscal Year 2009, and this will grow to an estimated 18% by FY 2010. The company is well positioned in selling MLCC into specific high growth end-use markets such as Smartphones, Flat Panel Television Sets and Digital Cameras, also the company has successfully matched MLCC high capacitance technology coming from Japan; and is now poised to advance beyond and become a technological leader in the field. This was exemplified in April 2009 with SEMCO’s release of their 1 microfarad 0603 case size MLCC, which is considered a technical milestone in capacitor manufacturing. Passive Component Industry eMagazine; August 2009, Issue 65

Monday, August 17, 2009

Capacitor, Resistor, Inductor, Circuit Protection Components

Paumanok Publications, Inc. has posted a new interactive catalog of market research reports covering the global market for capacitors, resistors, inductors and circuit protection components by type and sub-category. The catalog includes listings for more than 100 market research reports on various segments of the passive electronic component industry, and includes amongst its pages a visual interpretation of key data from its latest listings.
To view the interactive catalog- please click here.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Capacitors: Market Share Reporter 2009 ISBN# 0-929717-97-X(1)

Paumanok Publications, Inc. has released its 2009 edition of Capacitors: Market Share Reporter, which details the global vendors of capacitors and their market shares by dielectric and sub-type, including ceramic capacitors, tantalum capacitors, aluminum capacitors, DC film capacitors, and AC film capacitors. Additional market share data is given within each dielectric, including market shares for conductive polymer tantalum, conductive polymer aluminum; high capacitance MLCC, low capacitance MLCC, capacitors for electric utilities, and much more. To learn more about this 29 page report, view the descriptive brochure...

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

New Study Documents Decline in Global Capacitor Industry

Paumanok Publications, Inc. has released its 2009 edition of “Capacitors: World Market Outlook: 2009-2014.” This study documents worldwide value, volume and pricing information for capacitors by type, including ceramic, aluminum, tantalum and film dielectric capacitors. The study takes a detailed look at the reporting of the major capacitor manufacturers, including Murata, TDK, Kyocera/AVX, Taiyo Yuden, Nichicon, Nippon Chemi-con, Rubycon, NEC-Tokin Samsung, Yageo, Walsin, Vishay, and Kemet and many others and analyzes the changes in the global capacitor markets for FY 2010, with year-by-year forecasts to 2014. A detailed analysis of changes in market shares by FY for 2003-2009 is given for each vendor by dielectric, with some interesting changes for FY 2009. Forecasts are given for demand by end-use market segment, by world region and by distribution channel, with detailed competitive analysis for each manufacturer. An opportunity section is included that summarizes key opportunities in specific regions and market segments for the second half of FY2010, and also addresses specific opportunities as they relate to the American Reinvestment and Recovery act of 2009. Forecasts to 2014. For General Consumption. Pages: 162 Published June 2009, ISBN # 0-929717-02-3

Friday, February 6, 2009

2009 Market Outlook For Capacitors, Resistors and Inductors

February 6, 2009 (Cary, NC USA) Paumanok Publications, Inc. announced the publication of "Passive Electronic Components: 2009-2014 World Market Outlook" which analyzes the global market for capacitors, resistors and inductors by type. The study encompasses 199 pages, and focuses on the impact of the global financial crisis on multiple aspects of the global passive component industry.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Passive Component Market Loses Big

The soon to be released study on the global market outlook for capacitors, resistors and inductors indicates a broad market downturn in November, December and January, with outlook for the fiscal year ending March 2009 off significantly for the year in both value and volume of shipments. Backlogs in high volume supply chains, coupled with staggering losses in automotive electronics indicate a swift demise to the high tech economy in one quarter. Visibility on shipments in the quarter ending March 2009 indicate that passive component consumption is in recession, and the overall impact of failures in the high tech economy are now just being realized. Since passive components are required for all circuits, their economies are indicative of a three month outlook for end-product builds. The study shows the market getting worse in the short-term with signficant risks for manufacturers without cash reserves exceeding 20% of annual revenues. The study notes that "in the past, there were certain components that fared better than others, but in this downturn most of the 12 components we track in this study were all impacted in a similar manner because the nature of the downturn was from an unrelated market segment impacting the consumer's ability to spend. This caused a bottleneck that spilled back in the form of excess inventories in the supply chain, and new limitations on the outlets by which those products had been historically delivered to the consumer now compounds the issue. " Its not all bad news though. Some bright spots tied to global bailouts in the USA, China and Europe hold promise for specific capacitor, resistor and inductors especially for the efficient delivery of power and the integration of renewable energy supply into the existing power grid of industrialized nations.