The passive component technology has been often considered as the “easy and not so important” part of the electronic circuits while the main attention is paid to the development of active components and integrated circuits. The development of passives was mostly left in hands of industrial profit oriented companies with limited chance to heavily invest in an expensive fundamental research. Nevertheless, the complexity of passive component technologies is not trivial as it can be seen on the first moment. Features of capacitors, as the case study example, is often dependent to interfaces between the conductive metal electrodes and insulating dielectric layers. The junction, often consisting of metal sub-oxide layers with semiconducting properties, may however play a key role in the capacitor characteristic behavior. The paper provides an overview and trends on passive component industry and specifically capacitor technologies.
Title: Capacitors and Passive Components for Modern Electronics
Author(s): Tomáš Zedníček, Ph.D.
Organisation(s): EPCI, European Passive Components Institute
Symposium: IMAPS Flash Conference, 3rd-4th November 2016, Brno, Czech Republic
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e-Sessions Scope Components: Capacitors
e-Sessions Topics: Technology, Market
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