march 2014




Feature Article



Optimizing Magnetic Core Gapping for Low-Loss Sine-Wave Inductors

By Kenneth Pagenkopf - Acme Electric

Improving Energy Efficiency - Redesigning inductors to reduce their losses is a requirement for high-efficiency power conversion. Starting with a basic understanding of the construction and applications of these components and moving to a critical analysis of the mechanisms and theory behind the magnetic field fringing that occurs will lead to a methodology of predicting gap sizes and inductance that minimizes losses and improves performance. <read more>


Guest Blog

ThomasSchlieschCan Demands of Automotive Industry Still be Satisfied by Magnet Manufacturers?

By Thomas Schliesch - Max Baermann GmbH

The manufacturing of permanent magnets has changed a lot during the last three decades as well as demands of the automotive industry. This development can be observed especially in the field of bonded permanent magnets, which I want to talk about in this blog. <read more>

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  Sponsored Announcement
space 2015 Dates Announced

Magnetics 2015, being held January 21-22, 2015 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, will focus on the latest advancements in magnetic applications, technology and materials. Serving OEM developers of products that utilize magnets and magnet systems, design engineers, OEM developers involved in EMC technology and magnetic effects, magnetics manufacturers and integrators, and material suppliers in the magnetics industry. <read more>

  New Products

Toroidal Power Transformers
API Technologies’ Spectrum Control Brand Products produces a broad range of custom magnetic devices that includes Toroidal Power Transformers. <read more>


Compact SX41 Series SMT Planar Transformers Handle Up To 2kW of Power
Standex-Meder Electronics, a manufacturer of precise, reliable, and long-lasting miniature switches, sensors and relays, has announced the SX41 series of planar transformers for 500 W to 2 KW applications. <read more>


Lake Shore Releases New 8500 Series THz System
Lake Shore Cryotronics discussed its soon-to-released terahertz (THz) system for materials characterization at the upcoming American Physical Society March Meeting in Denver. <read more>


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  Industry News

Webinar on Low Frequency Simulation
To accompany the release of CST STUDIO SUITE 2014, this webinar will demonstrate the key developments with a focus on applications that use low frequency modules. <read more>


Molycorp Reports Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2013 Financial Results

Molycorp, Inc. has announced financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year 2013. <read more>


Bunting Magnetics Adds Central US Sales Reps

Bunting Magnetics Co. has named two sales representatives for the states of Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri. <read more>


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Event Listings


PCIM Europe 2014

May 20-22, 2014


About 400 companies are expected to exhibit at this year’s PCIM Europe in Nuremberg (20 – 22 May), reflecting the growing importance of the world’s leading meeting point for the power electronics sector. In three halls and over an area of approximately 20,000 square meters, the key companies in the sector will showcase their products and services to an international trade audience. The additional exhibition hall together with improved visitor flow will provide visitors with a concentrated overview of the market. Free entry tickets: Get your free entry ticket by just registering online. Visit our website at and get access to the most comprehensive display of the power electronics industry. Also take a look at the PCIM Europe Conference at

ECTC 2014 - IEEE Electronic Components and Technology Conference
May 27-30, 2014

Lake Buena Vista, FL


The Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC) is the premier international event that brings together the best in packaging, components and microelectronic systems science, technology and education in an environment of cooperation and technical exchange. ECTC is sponsored by the Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) Society of the IEEE. The 2014 ECTC will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.

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