february 2016




Feature Article



Permanent Magnets in a Changing World Market
By Steve Constantinides | Arnold Magnetic Technologies
There are several commercially available permanent magnets. In sequence of invention they are: alnico, ferrite, SmCo (samarium cobalt), NdFeB (neodymium iron boron, Neo), and SmFeN (samarium iron nitride). The last three types are considered “rare earth” magnets because they contain one or more rare earth elements. In terms of total quantity produced each year the permanent magnet market is dominated by the ferrite and rare earth types. Approximately 70 weight percent of ferrite and rare earth permanent magnets are utilized in motors. Permanent magnet motors have several advantages over induction (non-magnet) types, the most notable being efficiency. This coupled with the pervasive use of motors means that permanent magnets are a key enabling material in modern economies. <read more>


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Guest Blog


New Measurement Technique Characterizes Permanent Magnets
By Rocco Holzhey | Innovent e.V.
Permanent magnets are widely used for sensor and motor applications. Besides these, magnetic fields are also used for applications such as storage of information and fraud protection on documents. With the number of critical applications continuing to rise, developers and producers are increasingly forced to meet safety requirements, as well as increase the technology’s overall efficiency. In order to ensure the high quality that the end user demands, comprehensive quality control is necessary. <read more>


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  Sponsored Announcement

Blog Contributors Needed for 2016

Share Your Expertise. Magnetics Business & Technology is looking for knowledgeable professionals in the magnetics industry who’d like to contribute to our 2016 guest blog to be featured on the website and eNewsletter. Contributors can submit as often as they choose (1x, weekly, monthly, etc).


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  New Products

Murata Launches Automotive-Grade Monolithic Ceramic Capacitors
Murata Americas has developed the GRT series, a new line of automotive-grade monolithic ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) that meets the Automotive Electronics Council’s (AEC)-Q200 Grade 2 standard. <read more>


Inductive Components from SMP for Medical Technology Applications
SMP Sintermetalle Prometheus GmbH & Co KG (SMP) has developed components for medical technology applications. <read more>


Triad’s MD Series Portable Power Source Offers 3kV Medical-Grade Isolation
Triad Magnetics has introduced the MD series of rugged, portable medical-grade power sources. <read more>


Disruptive Technology Results in Unique Magnetic Latch/Switch Family with Lateral Sensitivity
Melexis has made a major advance in magnetic sensing technology that will have widespread implications for modern automobile design. <read more>

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  Industry News

Metals Report on Global Uranium Industry 2015
The global Uranium market is studied on the basis of its current position, future prospects, leading players, key regions, key products, and various other factors. <read more>


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Event Listings


Magnetics 2016: Conference Proceedings Available Now
If you were unable to attend the Magnetics 2016 Conference, do the next best thing and purchase the conference proceedings today! View the program here, then purchase the proceedings to view the presentations.



APEC 2016
March 20-24, 2016
Long Beach, CA


APEC 2016 continues the long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronics engineer.

  • The best power electronics exposition

  • Professional development courses taught by world-class experts

  • Presentations of peer-reviewed technical papers covering a wide range of topics

  • One of the lowest registration costs of any IEEE conference


ECTC 2016

May 31 - June 3, 2016

Las Vegas, NV


This year’s Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC) will feature more than 300 high-quality papers over 36 oral sessions, six invited sessions, four interactive presentation sessions and one student poster session. The ECTC also features 18 CEU-approved professional development courses and over 100 exhibitors. The sessions cover peer-reviewed papers on WLP-FO, 3D/TSV, embedded devices, LEDs, co-design, RF packaging, electrical and mechanical modeling, advanced packaging and interconnections technologies, materials, assembly manufacturing, system packaging, optoelectronics, reliability, MEMS, and sensors. The 66th ECTC, sponsored by the CPMT society of IEEE, will be held May 31 to June 3, 2016 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information and registration, visit Come, learn and network with the electronics’ industry top researchers and practitioners.

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