Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors

Samsung Electro-Mechanics MLCC Leading Technology and Market Change

Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs) act as a ‘dam’ that charges and discharges certain amounts of electricity, and many layers must be stacked as thinly as possible in a thin interior to accumulate a lot of electricity. Samsung Electro-Mechanics possesses high technological capability to produce high-capacity MLCCs stacked up to 600 layers. In the 5G era, the importance of MLCCs is expected to grow with the development of electronic devices, self-driving cars, and the expansion of IoT. In line with market trends, Samsung Electro-Mechanics is striving to develop high-technology-intensive MLCCs that are ultra-small, ultra-high capacity/high reliability, and high quality.

  • Ultra Small,
    Ultra High Capacity

  • Quality

  • Global
    Market Leader


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  • There is no specification for allowable current of MLCC.
    When DC voltage is applied into MLCC, there is no issue since almost no current flows through the MLCC, however, when the AC voltage or pulse voltage is applied, the current flows through the electrode which leads to generate heat. Therefore, check the self-heating temperature by input AC or pulse voltage when the capacitor is used.


    2-6. Self-heating Temperature ( in Datasheet)
    It is necessary to design the system, with considering self-heating generated by the ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance) of MLCC when AC voltage or pulse voltage is applied to MLCC.
    2-6-1. When MLCC is used in an AC voltage or pulse voltage circuit, self-heating is generated when AC or pulse current flows through MLCC. Short-circuit may be occurred by the degradation of MLCC’s insulating properties.
    2-6-2. The reliability of MLCC may be affected by MLCC being used in an AC voltage or pulse voltage circuit, even the AC voltage or the pulse voltage is within the range of rated voltage.
      Therefore, make sure to check the following conditions.
    1) The surface temperature of MLCC must stay within the maximum operating temperature after AC or Pulse voltage is applied.
    2) The rise in increase by self-heating of MLCC must not exceed 20℃