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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 [...]