Capacitors - Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation

Did you purchase Capacitors between January 1, 2002 and July 15, 2016? You may be eligible to receive a substantial payment from a Settlement.

Both Direct and Indirect Purchases may be eligible.

Settlement Total
Settlement Total
Eligible Purchase Dates
1/2/02 - through 7/15/16
Eligible Purchase Dates



Background Information

The plaintiffs are alleging that the defendants had conspired to fix, maintain or stabilize prices for both tantalum and aluminum capacitors. These include tantalum capacitors and aluminum electrolytic capacitors (Capacitor Products) sold in the United States. Capacitors are passive electronic components which are used to store electricity and release it on demand. Capacitors are incorporated into almost every electronic device, including audio/video equipment, telecommunication equipment, computers and automobile electronics.

Settlement Information

Filing Deadline: February 13, 2017

Proposed Class+

All persons that purchased Capacitor Products in the United States directly from any of the defendants, their subsidiaries, affiliates, or joint ventures from January 1, 2002 through July 15, 2016 (defined as the “Class Period”). Excluded from the Class are Defendants, their parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates, any co-conspirators, and governmental entities


  • AVX Corporation
  • Elna Co., Ltd.
  • Elna American Inc.
  • Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd
  • Hitachi Chemical Co. America, Ltd.
  • Kemet Corporation
  • Kemet Electronics Corporation
  • Matsuo Electric Co., Ltd.
  • NEC Tokin Corporation
  • NEC Tokin America Inc.
  • Nichicon Corporation
  • Nichicon (America) Corporation
  • Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Panasonic Corporation of North America
  • Rohm Co., Ltd.
  • Rohm Semiconductor USA LLC
  • Rubycon Corporation
  • Rubycon America, Inc.
  • Samsung Electro-Mechanics
  • Samsung Electro-Mechanics America
  • Sanyo Electric Group, Ltd.
  • Sanyo Electric Device (USA) Corp.
  • Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.
  • Taiyop Yuden (USA) Inc.
  • Toshin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
  • Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
  • United Chemi-Con Corporation


  • NEC Tokin Corp. $24,000,000
  • Okaya Electric Industries Co. $3,700,000
  • Fujitsu Ltd. $2,000,000
  • Rohm Co. $1,800,000
  • Nitsuko Electronics Corp $1,100,000


Client is aware that claim forms are not yet available from the Class Administrator. When claim forms do become available, class members are not required to sign up with any third-party service in order to participate in the monetary relief, buy may instead file their claim directly with the Class Administrator. No-cost assistance will be available from the Class Administrator and Class Counsel during the claims-filing period. For additional information, class members may visit the official court approved website for this case when available.


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