Electrolytic Capacitors Direct Purchaser Antitrust Settlement

July 22, 2024
3:14-cv-03264 US District Court Northern District of California


Plaintiffs allege that the Defendants colluded to fix prices and restrain trade of aluminum and tantalum electrolytic capacitors. These include capacitor products sold in the United States. Electrolytic capacitors are used in electrical circuit boards to store and release electricity. Capacitors are incorporated into almost every electronic device, including computers, audio and video equipment, automobile electronics such as car engines and airbag systems, and telecommunications equipment.


All persons and entities who, between January 1, 2002 and July 15, 2016 (the “Class Period”), purchased electrolytic capacitors or products containing electrolytic capacitors in the United States directly from any of the defendants, their subsidiaries, affiliates or joint ventures. Excluded from this Class are the Defendants, their parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, co-conspirators and governmental entities.

Settling Defendants

  • Fujitsu Ltd.
  • NEC Tokin Corporation
  • Nitsuko Electronics Corporation​
  • Okaya Electric Industries
  • Rohm Company
Partial Settlements  
​NEC Tokin Corporation ​$24,000,000
​Okaya Electric Industries ​$3,700,000
​Fujitsu Ltd. ​$2,000,000
​Rohm Company ​$1,800,000
​Nitsuko Electronics Corporation ​$1,100,000

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