Yageo Corporation is a Taiwan-based electronic component manufacturing company, founded in 1977. The company specializes in passive devices — resistors, capacitors and inductors. As of January 2020 they were the third largest passive component manufacturer in the world.
In 1994, Yageo acquired Singapore-based ASJ.
In 1996, Yageo acquired Vitrohm, which had been founded in Denmark in 1933, and fellow Taiwanese company Teapo.
In 1997, Yageo acquired another Taiwanese company, Chilisin.
In 2000, the company acquired the "Phycomp" and "Ferroxcube" brand names from Philips Electronics NV.
In 2002, Yageo acquired Stellar, Inc.
On November 11, 2019, it was announced that Yageo would acquire KEMET Corporation.
In December 2019 Yageo signed a letter of intent with Southern Taiwan Science Park to build an additional production line in Kaohsiung's Ciaotou District.
In January 2020 Yageo announced plans to move approximately US$332.37 million in cash held offshore to Taiwan to boost capacity and research and development projects.