Höganäs acquires division of H.C. Starck

source: Höganäs news Höganäs AB has signed an agreement to acquire German H.C. Starck Group’s Surface Technology & Ceramic Powders division, STC. The acquisition is a strategic fit, enabling Höganäs to gain critical mass within surface coating and additive manufacturing.

Delphi Technologies Invests In Innovative Capacitor Start-Up

source: PRNewswire news LONDON, Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH), a global leader in vehicle propulsion, today announced an investment in PolyCharge America, Inc. (www.polycharge.com), a start-up established to commercialize a new capacitor technology. This technology helps to make high-power inverters smaller, lighter and more tolerant to high temperatures.

Think Creatively About Passive Component Sourcing

source: EBN news Mary E. Shacklett, Transworld Data 1/4/2018 In August 2017, Wally Johnson, vice president of finance at Firstronic, a contract manufacturer that produces electronic modules for automakers and tier one suppliers, wrote about the storm brewing in the automotive electronics supply chain. 

Reversal of trend in world’s resistor market?

Source: Reiner W. Kuehl, Linked In Thick film SMD resistors are by far the mostly used components of this group worldwide. In contrast to thin film resistors they are made of precious metals (ruthenium, palladium, silver). In the last years high increases of precious metal price had fronted price pressure on the components by powerful […]

Automotive, IoT Leap Ahead in Chip Growth

source: EPS news Chip sales for automotive systems and the internet of things (IoT) will grow 70 percent faster than total IC revenues between 2016 and 2021, according to IC Insights’ 2018 Integrated Circuit Market Drivers Report. IC sales for automobiles and other vehicles are forecast to grow from $22.9 billion in 2016 to $42.9 billion in 2021, […]