Founded in 1901, Thomas and Skinner is one of the world s leading manufacturers of cast and sintered alnico magnets, magnetic assemblies and transformer laminations. The company specializes in magnets and magnetic materials used in strategic weapons systems. Thomas and Skinner develops high-coercive alnico permanent magnets, including Alnico 2, Alnico 5, Alnico 5-7, Alnico 6, Alnico 8 and Alnico 9. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Ceramic Magnetics, manufactures soft ferrite magnets. The company offers a wide variety of Manganese Zinc and Nickel Zinc ferrites in standard shapes and sizes, as well as custom-machined cores. Ceramic Magnetics provides ferrite core solutions for power supply, rotating and pulse transformer, and noise suppression and filtering applications.