Murata develops world’s Smallest Monolithic Ceramic Capacitor

Murata has developed the world’s smallest (size 0.25 mm x 0.125 mm) monolithic ceramic capacitor – a first in the industry. The volume of this new capacitor is approximately 25% of the 0402 (0.4 mm x 0.2 mm), the predominant monolithic ceramic capacitor presently used in some smartphones. Monolithic ceramic capacitors are assembled into all kinds of electronic devices and it is said that 400 to 500 of them are used in the latest smartphones. The number of electronic components used in compact mobile devices continues to increase to enable an increasingly greater number of features.

The growth in size of mobile devices is not proportional to the increase in number of features, which means that volumetric efficiency is a key factor in product design. This is driving a growing need for ultra-small components that can support high-density mounting. Murata will be exhibiting this innovative capacitor at their booth in CEATEC JAPAN 2012 , which will be held from October 2.

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