Thinnest 0603-Size multilayer ceramic capacitor in the world

09-03-2016 | Taiyo Yuden | New Technologies

Taiyo Yuden has announced the commercialization of the JMK063 BJ104ML, the
world's thinnest 0603-size low-profile multilayer ceramic capacitor,
achieving a thickness of 0.11mm (0.6mm x 0.3mm x 0.11mm, with the maximum
height value).

The multilayer ceramic capacitor can be used for devices that are required
to be small and thin, such as smartphones and wearable devices, for the
purpose of decoupling IC power supply lines inside the devices. The
capacitor product achieves a thickness that is roughly 27% thinner as
compared to our conventional product, the JMK063 BJ104MH (0.6mm x 0.3mm x
0.15mm, with the maximum height value), and will contribute to the
development of smaller and thinner digital devices.

Technology Background - Multilayer ceramic capacitors are placed near an IC
device mounted in a smartphone or a wearable device for the purpose of
decoupling. In accordance with a reduction in thickness of devices,
improvement in functionality, and increase in the battery size, the mounting
area available to parts is decreasing. In addition to further reducing the
size of electronic parts, there is a need to implement higher-density
mounting, which includes mounting low-profile parts inside or at the back of
the IC package, rather than the conventional methods of mounting parts on
the substrate. To address this market need, TAIYO YUDEN has commercialized
the world's thinnest 0603-size multilayer ceramic capacitor, the JMK063
BJ104ML, having a thickness of 0.11 mm, and has thereby expanded its lineup
of low-profile multilayer ceramic capacitors.

The capacitor is roughly 27% thinner than our conventional 0603-size
capacitor, the JMK063 BJ104MH, with a height of 0.15mm, and it reduces the
mounting area to approximately 64% of that of our conventional 1005-size
capacitor, the JMK105VBJ104ML, with the same height of 0.11mm (1mm x 0.5mm x
0.11mm, with the maximum height value). We will continue to actively promote
the product development of low-profile multilayer ceramic capacitors to
realize a smaller size, thinner profile, and higher capacitance.

Application - for decoupling of IC power supply lines in devices that are
required to be small and thin, such as smartphones and wearable devices,
says the company.

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