Murata's World's Smallest 008004 Size (0.25 x 0.125 mm) Chip Ferrite Bead

  Murata's World's Smallest 008004 Size (0.25 x 0.125 mm) Chip Ferrite Bead

CEATEC JAPAN 2013

Business Wire

KYOTO, Japan -- September 24, 2013

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.(TOKYO:6981) (ISIN: JP3914400001)has developed
a 008004 size (0201 <JIS> size) (0.25 x 0.125 mm) chip ferrite bead^*, the
smallest ever. It features a 75% lower volume than the 01005 size (0402
<JIS> size) (0.4 x 0.2 mm) that is currently installed on some smartphones.

Murata's World's Smallest Chip Ferrite Bead (on the far right) (Photo:
Business Wire)

Murata's World's Smallest Chip Ferrite Bead (on the far right) (Photo:
Business Wire)

Murata will be exhibiting this innovative chip ferrite beads at their booth in
"CEATEC JAPAN 2013", which will be held from October 1.

With the ever-increasing number of electronic components used in small,
multi-band, high-performance mobile devices such as smartphones, there is a
growing need for ultra-small components that support high-density mounting. In
2012, Murata developed the world's smallest 008004 size (0.25 x 0.125 mm)
monolithic ceramic capacitor and chip inductor. These components are currently
mountable, and development of mass production technology is underway, with the
goal of offering samples in fiscal year 2013.
Now, thanks to the application of their latest proprietary microfabrication
technology, Murata has successfully developed the world's smallest 008004 size
chip ferrite bead, which is needed to prevent excess noise in electronic
devices. Currently, preparations are underway to begin shipping samples in
fiscal year 2014. The 01005 size (0.4 x 0.2 mm), which was the smallest until
now, is already widely adopted, especially in high-frequency modules.

“Our development of the world's first 008004 size chip ferrite bead, which is
the world's smallest version of an electronic component that is required by
various electronic devices, enabled the production of new ultra-small
products." says Mr. Toru Inoue, Executive Vice President of Murata
Manufacturing. “I am confident that this will contribute to progress in
miniaturization of the high-performance electronic devices of the future. Our
string of successes in small product development is the result of bringing
together component technologies developed over years, and in the future, we
will continue to pursue miniaturization, as we continue to lead the
electronics industry in general services, including quality and supply
systems.”

The target applications assume mobile phones and mobile phone modules (PA,
Wi-Fi, cameras, etc.)

* Chip ferrite bead: A type of EMI suppression filter that uses dissipation in
ferrite to eliminate noise generated by electronic devices. It helps to
prevent the electronic equipment from malfunctioning.

Murata in brief

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design,
manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components &
solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. With annual
revenues of ¥681 billion (~$6.8B USD) , Murata is committed to the development
of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional,
high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities
throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website
athttp://www.murata.com/

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Contact:

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Akiko Fukuda, +81-75-955-6786
Corporate Communications Department
pesec_mmc@murata.co.jp
 
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