Monthly Archives: November 2009

Tantalum Capacitor Industry Needs New Resources

As the demand for tantalum has recorded 5% growth every year, the supply of tantalite has decreased setting up the electronic components industry with a possible shortage. Tantalite, which is the key component of tantalum used to make tantalum capacitors, is mined primarily in three countries: Australia, Mozambique and Canada. Companies in those countries reduced or suspended production as the economy tanked in 2008 and consumer spending fell. Recently, most production of tantalum has been Read more [...]

A Console Stereo: Steve’s Legacy Project

We continue to be amazed at the work that our friend and customer from Canada, Steve White, does. Luckily for us, Steve graciously shares his talents by allowing us to post pictures of his recent projects. Here's what Steve said about his console stereo: If I were to ever to have a legacy, this project would have to be it! Ever since I was 5 years old I've wanted a console stereo. 38 years later and I finally have one. I took 2 old Magnavox cabinets that were originally the same Read more [...]