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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New UL/IEC Regulation Regulation 62368-1

62368 will replace 60065 (Audio/Video) and 60950 (IT) for external power supplies. MEGA Electronics has already begun the process of getting 62368 certified


UL/IEC 62368-1 will replace 60065 (Audio/Video) and 60950 (IT) for external power supplies.The Global Transition to IEC 62368-1 READ MORE

MEGA Electronics has already begun the process of getting 62368 certified.

  • EN 62368-1 – As mentioned in previous communications, EN 62368-1 was published in Europe during the second half of 2014. The Date of Withdrawal (DoW) of the standards to be superseded, EN 60065 and EN 60950-1, was originally assigned as of June 20, 2019 and has now been pushed back to Dec 2020.


UL  has now also assigned a December 20th , 2020,  Effective Date for new equipment/certifications of A/V, IT or ICT equipment, or significant modification of existing equipment/certifications. Continuing certification will be allowed for existing certifications that are not significantly modified after the date. Like in the EU, this date is aligned with the adoption period recommended by IEC TC108 and it will allow AV & ICT equipment manufacturers to both adequately prepare for the transition to the new standard and align their certification strategies to cover two main regions of the world. More information on the associated UL Effective Dates for all the primary UL A/V & ICT standards is outlined in this blog post:  https://industries.ul.com/blog/effective-date-information

Please see the link below for the UL website and additional UL standards information.


MEGA Electronics is dedicated to ensuring all of our products have the required certifications. We monitor and anticipate these changes so that your projects can proceed without delay. Please call us at 732-249-2656 for information on how these updates might impact your products or email your questions to sales@megaelectronics.com.

If you would like to learn more about external power supply efficiency regulations and the change from Level V to level VI, please review our slide presentation.