Taiwan supplier to build its first capacitor plant in China News & Analysis 7/12/2001 Post a comment Taipei-based Yageo Corp. would spend $12 million to build its first multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) manufacturing facility in Suzhou next year. The move is necessary for the company to bring down its costs as well as have better access to its OEM, EMS and motherboard customers, given the current downturn in the U.S. and Europe.
Capacitor inventories starting to dry up News & Analysis 7/9/2001 Post a comment
Expecting a gradual recovery later this year, capacitor suppliers and their distributors report spot buying of some capacitors and say inventories of popular ceramic and tantalum parts -- inflated by capacity increases in response to last year's shortages -- are beginning to decrease.
Electric Signature Analysis Design How-To 7/9/2001 Post a comment Electric Signature Analysis (ESA) is a technique for analyzing and identifying mechanical and electrical problems in motors, generators, alternators, transformers, and other electric equipment. Framatome ANP's Nissen Burstein shows examples of using ESA for one-time tests or periodic testing to track equipment-usage performance trends.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.