Vishay acquires capacitor maker Tansitor News & Analysis 1/30/2001 Post a comment Component supplier Vishay Intertechnology Inc., Malvern, Pa., has acquired Tansitor Electronics Inc., a manufacturer of wet tantalum electrolytic capacitors and solid tantalum capacitors based in Bennington, Vt.
International Rectifier had 57% jump in revenues News & Analysis 1/24/2001 Post a comment Benefiting from demand for its proprietary products, power device supplier International Rectifier Corp., El Segundo, Calif., announced that revenues for its second fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2000, grew by 57% to $268.1 million from $171.1 million for the previous-year quarter.
AVX expects to grow in 2001 despite industry slowdown News & Analysis 1/11/2001 Post a comment AVX Corp. posted strong sequential and year-over-year growth in its fiscal third quarter ended Dec. 31, but the tantalum capacitor manufacturer sees a slowdown ahead and has cautioned its investors not to expect similarly strong growth in the current quarter.
Power supply makers scramble to keep up News & Analysis 1/3/2001 Post a comment The recent slowdown in consumer and OEM demand has given manufacturers of passive components a reason to believe they can overcome the severe parts shortages that developed last year. But for at least one key segment of the passives industry --power supplies--the year-long component shortages have already caused a considerable amount of damage.
Electronics industry confronts a challenging year News & Analysis 1/3/2001 Post a comment The year 2000 was exceptional for the electronics industry in many ways. It opened with fears of a Y2K crash, then the sector's revenue, stock value, and capital investments soared to lofty heights before plunging late in the year.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.