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This time EPCI questioned its president Tomas Zednicek about its current and future activities related to passive components.
Last interview of the month with Dr. Schnitter on technological metals moved us to the sphere of passive component materials. Nevertheless the key element mainly for electrolytic capacitors is also type of electrolyte that significantly influences behavior of the capacitors. The fastest growing segment of such materials are organic conductive polymer materials. I have […]
“The last interview of the month with Bill Millman raised a high level of interest what is going on within the components’ supply chain. The responsibility of manufacturers and the material usage trends will be followed in the next interview. Let’s move one step up upwards in the material supply chain tree. […]
“The past interviews of the month covered so far some medical and space applications of passive components, as well as supercapacitor research inputs and some view from a global passive component manufacturer. But let’s move back to the roots in the next Interview of the Month. I have asked William A Millman […]
Dr. Alexander Teverovsky from Goddar Space Flight Center agreed to answer some EPCI questions on the evaluation of passive components for space application and NASA projects. I know Alexander for more than fifteen years from CARTS and CMSE conferences, where we had an opportunity to discuss some failure modes of tantalum capacitors. He is one […]
source: EPCI Dr. Philip Lessner, KEMET Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Scientist at KEMET answers what is hot and upcoming in the passive components industry as the next topic for the EPCI interview of the month with Tomas Zednicek, EPCI president. We had some good short overview talks recently […]
source: EPCI EPCI: I visited this month prof. Josef Sikula from Czech Noise Research Laboratory by Technical University of Brno, Czech Republic. I know Mr. Sikula for many years, back in 90th we were actively speaking at CARTS conferences in USA and Europe about passive components, especially about tantalum capacitors. He was one of the […]
source: EPCI Tomas Zednicek, EPCI president had interviewed Mark Gresko, Senior Principal Component Engineer, Medtronic PLC about his view on passive components needs & trends in medical applications.