Murata Develops Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor

December 13, 2019 by EE Power Editorial

Murata Develops Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor.

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has developed the GRM011R60J104M, the world’s first multi-layer ceramic capacitor*1 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.

*1 According to research by the company as of November 30, 2019.

As smartphones supporting 5G becomes more widespread and devices such as wearable devices become increasingly multifunctional 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.

By using our 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)*2 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)*3 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 our lineup to meet the needs of the market, and contribute to the further miniaturization and greater functionality of electronic devices.

*2 Comparison with the existing 01005-inch size (0.4x0.2mm) product with a capacitance of 0.1µF

*3 Comparison with the 008004-inch size product with a capacitance of 0.01µF initially mass-produced by the company (press release on May 7, 2014 “World’s First! Murata Launches Mass Production of World’s Smallest 0201-size (0.25 x 0.125 mm) Monolithic Ceramic Capacitors from April 2014”)