Samsung Electro-Mechanics announced that it has successfully developed the world’s first ultra-small, high-capacity MLCC new product with the best performance and is beginning to take the lead in the high added-value IT MLCC market.

The MLCC is a 0402 (length 0.4, width 0.2mm), 1.0uF (micro Farad) capacity, 6.3V (voltage) internal voltage product. Because MLCC serves a role in supplying electric current to major products, including semiconductors, current storage volume and internal voltage (durability that can withstand high voltage) are the most important characteristics, and because over 1,000 are included in devices, such as smartphones, the smaller the size, the more competitive it is.

Moreover, this product enhanced stability of its product life and operation to leading standards within the industry in terms of its DC BIAS characteristics (a characteristic that reduces product volume when DC voltage is applied, superior as there are less changes).

The 0402 size is a ultrasmall product that is dramatically increasing in demand within the recent market. With the implementation of various 5G functions, including technology advancement and multicamera, ultrasmall MLCC that can withstand high capacity and voltage is essential. However, until now, 0402 size, 1uF MLCC were only 4V grade and were limited in terms of application to IT devices.

Through development, Samsung Electro-Mechanics succeeded in maintaining 1.0uF high-capacity characteristics for 0402 ultrasmall while increasing the rated voltage by 1.5 times (4 → 6.3V), allowing it to be applicable to various high-performance IT devices.

Doo Young Kim, Head of the Components Business at Samsung Electro-Mechanics said, “This product is the first within the industry to realize miniaturization, highest capacity, and high internal voltage. We will be able to preemptively respond to the dramatically increasing demand for ultrasmall, high-performance, high-reliability MLCC from the increase in demand for electronic devices and electrification of automobiles as a result of the commercialization of 5G telecommunication and digitalization." Furthermore, he revealed, “Samsung Electro-Mechanics shall secure a leading position within the market with its distinctive technology, including core material internalization and next-generation equipment development”.