31 Oct '12, 9pm

Technical Trends and Directions in the Global Capacitor Industry - TTI MarketEye (blog): Technical Trends and Di...

In any breakdown of cost of goods sold related to capacitors, what immediately jumps out is the cost of raw materials. The raw materials from which capacitors get their names, otherwise knonw as “dielectrics,” include ceramic, tantalum, aluminum and plastic and are the most expensive portion of the overall cost of goods sold for any capacitor, (and can be as much as 70% of the total cost of goods sold). Over the years, capacitor manufacturers have attempted to bring their raw materials closer to their point of component manufacturing and out of the merchant market, because they fully appreciate that control over raw material usage and supply not only keeps costs down but also encourages innovation. Still, the majority of engineered capacitor dielectrics remain firmly in the merchant market and the seeds of innovation for the capacitor industry usually begin at the laborato...

Full article: http://www.ttiinc.com/object/me-zogbi-20121031.html

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