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Start with the news release Gold-plated MLCCs eliminate tin whiskering on PCBs from AVX, which we summarised at the time by saying "AVX has expanded its range of multilayer ceramic chips (MLCCs) to include gold-plated terminations that eliminate the use of tin and lead and subsequent tin whiskering events on the PCB. ". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release Kemet releases MLCC for demanding applications from Kemet Electronics: "Kemet has released the KPS Series X7R multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC), targeted at the alternative energy, industrial/lighting, automotive, military/aerospace and telecommunications markets.".

In July 2010, we covered the news from Diodes Incorporated - take a look at LDOs ideal for router and LCD monitor applications which says: "Diodes Incorporated has launched a pair of low-dropout linear regulators with an industrial temperature rating of -40C to +85C for applications including set-top boxes, routers and LCD monitors.".

Take a look also at the news release from Mouser Electronics, MLCC capacitors suit automotive applications, as well as Allegro develops multi-output LED RGB driver IC from Allegro Microsystems, and AVX unveils polymer tantalum capacitors from AVX.

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Murata capacitors for high-frequency applications (May 2010)

Murata has introduced a series of 500V-rated low loss monolithic ceramic capacitors for high-frequency applications in power amplifiers for mobile communication, and Wimax and LTE base stations.

X8L range delivers high-capacitance values at 150C (April 2010)

AVX has brought out X8L dielectric multilayer ceramic capacitors, which deliver high-capacitance values at temperatures of up to 150C.

Syfer extends multilayer chip capacitor range (February 2010)

Syfer Technology has extended its range of 100 and 200V X7R surface-mount multilayer chip capacitors (MLCCs).

Murata technology reduces MLCC damage (December 2009)

Murata has developed a capacitor end-termination technology that significantly reduces the risk of damage when subject to bending stress.

AVX upgrades SQCA series of RF MLCCs (November 2009)

AVX has extended the working voltage range of its RF multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) from 100 to 250V DC.

LDOs drive low-ESR 1uF MLCC capacitors (September 2009)

Diodes has introduced a range of low-drop-out linear regulators (LDOs) designed to drive low-ESR 1uF MLCC capacitors to reduce cost, and improve control-loop stability and transient response.

Syfer safety capacitors are UL- and TUV-approved (September 2009)

Syfer Technology has announced additions to its UL- and TUV-approved surge and safety capacitor product ranges.

TDK releases low-profile multilayer capacitors (September 2008)

TDK has begun mass production of three low-profile, low ESL multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (0816 size, 1005 size, and 0510 size) with profiles of 0.3 mm.

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Further reading
  • Gold-plated MLCCs eliminate tin whiskering on PCBs

    AVX has expanded its range of multilayer ceramic chips (MLCCs) to include gold-plated terminations that eliminate the use of tin and lead and subsequent tin whiskering events on the PCB.
  • Kemet releases MLCC for demanding applications

    Kemet has released the KPS Series X7R multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC), targeted at the alternative energy, industrial/lighting, automotive, military/aerospace and telecommunications markets.
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