Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has developed the GRM011R60J104M, claiming the world’s first multi-layer ceramic capacitor to feature a maximum capacitance of 0.1μF in 008004 inch size (0.25×0.125mm). Mass production of this new product is scheduled to begin in 2020.
The demand for smaller and higher density electronic circuitry is growing. Multi-layer ceramic capacitors are important for electronic devices and are used for a wide range of applications such as in smartphones and wearable devices. As the high end smartphones are equipped with around 800 to 1,000 capacitors, there is a need for such components to be made even more compact.
By using an original ceramic and electrode material atomization and homogenization technology, Murata has achieved a mounting surface area approximately 50% smaller and a volume approximately 80% smaller than that of our conventional product (01005 inch size) with a capacitance of 0.1μF. The product has a capacity of around 10 times that of the same-sized product (008004 inch size) initially mass-produced by the company.
In the future, Murata will continue to conduct research and development into ceramics and high-precision, microscopic layering technology for electrode materials, expand the lineup to meet the needs of the market, and contribute to further miniaturization and greater functionality of electronic devices.
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