Thursday, September 27, 2012

World's tiniest capacitor

One of my very first jobs out of college was at Murata, a Japanese electronics company I had never heard of.  And then I discovered that its products were in just about every electronics device.

Murata manufactures "Capacitors, which store electricity, are used in just about every type of gadget -- smartphones, laptops, parts for hybrid cars, medical equipment and digital cameras. Smaller components allow for other innovations and improvements, from thinner devices to longer battery life."

"The latest capacitor, measuring 0.25 millimeter by 0.125 millimeter, is as tiny as the period at the end of this sentence."

Imagine the impact on miniaturization of existing consumer products. Right off I can imagine health and medical applications and monitoring embedding electronics solutions for the life of a patient.

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