Tantalum Capacitors Potentials and Trends

by Tomas Zednicek Ph.D. European Passive Components Institute, EPCI Jan 19. www.passive-components.eu
Tantalum capacitors are offering excellent stability in high energy, harsh conditions, and power volumetric efficiency and low...Read More

Added passives capacity will help stabilise lead times, limit price increases

By James Carbone
However, it will remain a seller’s market in 2019 for many parts including MLCCs and resistors
Buyers of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC), chip resistors and other passive components can expect supply to remain tight in 2019, although...Read More

Moderating outlook won’t slow industry momentum

By Victoria Kickham
Advancing technology and the digital economy will keep the electronics sector humming in 2019 and beyond, industry insiders say

Electronics industry leaders are maintaining a bright outlook despite predictions of moderating economic...Read More

Expect higher average prices for embedded processors

By James Carbone
Prices will rise because more higher-cost 64-bit embedded microprocessors will be designed into electronics equipment.

The global market for embedded microprocessors (MPUs) will grow about 5 per cent to $77.7 billion in 2018 because...Read More

Industry embraces strong outlook, laments tight labor market

By Victoria Kickham
Demand for labor heats up as 2018 comes to a close and the economy continues its solid pace.

Electronics industry companies will continue to reap the rewards of a strong US economy in 2019, but they will face accompanying challenges...Read More

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Water-based stencil cleaning agent for thermally conductive compounds

ZESTRON Europe, the leading supplier of cleaning products, cleaning process solutions and analytical services in the electronics industry, is expanding its portfolio with the stencil cleaner VIGON® TC 150.

In addition to the typical stencil cleaning agents for removing solder pastes and adhesives, a water-based MPC® cleaner, which was developed especially for the removal of thermally conductive compounds from stencils and screens, is now included in the product range. It removes the most varied forms of thermally conductive compounds, e.g. silicone-based, silicone-free or even silver- and aluminum-containing residue-free.

In addition to thermally conductive compounds, the cleaning medium also removes silver sinter pastes and can also be used to remove uncured hydrophobic coatings from electronic boards. Since this is a water-based cleaning agent it is an ideal replacement for other common solvents.