Cornell Dubilier Electronics (CDE)
Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (CDE) and Cornell Dubilier Marketing, Inc. (CDM) are privately held, American owned makers of capacitors for electronic and electrical equipment with three ISO-9001 registered facilities. CDE is the oldest capacitor maker in the Western Hemisphere, growing rapidly with a flurry of new products. Emphasis is on serving the power electronics markets and providing not just reliable capacitors but capacitor solutions with great service.
While the companies' growth and active customer base of more than 35,000 has come from daily management of stocking programs, making next-day delivery routine and ISO-9001 quality, the culture sees its roots in technological innovation. Its founder, William Dubilier, his more than 355 patents and is credited with inventing the mica capacitor that revolutionized early radio transmission. Dubilier became chief electrician of the Continental Wireless Co. at the age of 19. In 1915, he founded Dubilier Condenser Corp. of New York, where he pioneered the development of self-healing, metallized dielectrics for capacitors, high-voltage transmitting capacitors, and antenna-shortening capacitors. In 1933, Dubilier's company merged with the Cornell Radio Company to form the Cornell Dubilier Electric Corp.