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.
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.