1. TDK launches compact circuit-mounted capacitors for general-purpose applications 

TDK Group recently announced a line of aluminum electrolytic capacitors mounted on the EPCOS B43659 device. Demonstrating the next generation of ultra-compact general-purpose components for 450V (DC) – extremely high CV products. Electrolytic capacitors will offer the same features and serve the same applications as the previous series.   

B43659 has an ultra-compact size, from only 22 mm x 25 mm to 35 mm x 50 mm (D x H), the components achieve capacitance from 140 µF to 1030 µF. In addition to the standard 2-terminal versions, 3-terminal versions are also available to ensure correct installation. 

Essential performance features include high ripple current capability up to 7.01 A (120 Hz, +60 °C) and service life of at least 2000 hours at maximum operating temperature +105° C. Thanks to their high reliability and ultra-compact size, RoHS-compliant aluminum electrolytic capacitors can be used in a variety of applications such as switching power supplies, inverters, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), medical equipment and solar inverters. 

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2. Malaysia builds the largest IC design park in Southeast Asia

Malaysia recently announced that Malaysia will build the largest integrated circuit design park in Southeast Asia and will offer a number of incentives such as tax cuts, subsidies and free work visas to attract companies. technology and global investors.   

The Malaysian government plans to build the country into a digital industry hub in Southeast Asia, with the goal of becoming one of the top 20 countries in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index by 2030 at the latest.  

Malaysia is currently an important player in the global semiconductor industry, accounting for about 13% of the world’s packaging and testing capacity. However, Malaysia has announced that it will make efforts to shift from supporting industries such as packaging and testing to high-value supporting industries such as design.     

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3. Japan’s semiconductor equipment exports to China grew significantly 

According to the report, Japan’s exports increased for the fourth consecutive month in March 2024, with semiconductor manufacturing equipment driving growth in shipments to China.  

Reports show that Japan’s total exports in March 2024 reached 9.46 trillion yen ($61 billion), up 7.3% over the same period in 2023. Total imports were 9.1 trillion yen, down 4.9%, marking the first trade surplus in three months. Automobile exports increased by 7.1% and exports of electronic components, including semiconductors, increased by 11.3%. The growth of Japan’s exports to China was mainly driven by growth in semiconductor manufacturing equipment, with an increase of 82.4%.  

“China’s industrial production rose a steady 4.5% in March from a year earlier, boosting demand for capital goods including semiconductor manufacturing equipment,” said economist Kishikawa. guide” 

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