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Murata Develops the World’s Smallest 0.1µF Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor

December 09, 2019 by Paul Shepard

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has developed the GRM011R60J104M, the world's first multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) 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.

As smartphones supporting 5G become more widespread and devices such as wearable devices become increasingly multi-functional and more compact, the demand for smaller and higher density electronic circuitry is growing.

Among the components employed in this circuitry, multi-layer ceramic capacitors are essential 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 considerable need for such components to be made even more compact.

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By using its 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 the company's conventional product (01005 inch size) with a capacitance of 0.1µF.

Moreover, the new product has a capacity of around 10 times that of the same-sized product (008004 inch size) initially mass-produced by Murata.

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In future, Murata will continue to conduct research and development into ceramics and high-precision, microscopic layering technology for electrode materials, expand our lineup to meet the needs of the market, and contribute to the further miniaturization and greater functionality of electronic devices.