|Resistors, capacitors, inductors, and circuit protection are the highest volume passive components in electronic devices. They support power management, signal conditioning, and protection of active devices. This chapter describes the changing global business trends and how these trends affect the current and future states for passive components. It also discusses the pursuit of new technologies, structures, and materials.
The chapter, which was developed in collaboration with ECIA, presents four areas of common cross-cut requirements: (1) environmental compliance to rapidly changing regulatory requirements, (2) component sensitivity to board mount conditions, (3) increased customer sensitivity to non-graceful failure modes of components, and (4) issues with counterfeit components.
The Passive Components chapter is organized to discuss the technology needs and recommendations for capacitors, resistors, magnetics, circuit protection components, for key markets and applications, described in the iNEMI Product Emulator Group (PEG) chapters. Technology gaps, potential showstoppers and potential alternate technologies are presented.