May 17, 2023 – In a significant breakthrough, Samsung Motors has unveiled their latest innovation in the field of electric vehicle technology – the world’s largest capacity multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) designed specifically for electric cars. This development marks a pivotal step for Samsung Motors as they strive to expand their high-end electronic product portfolio and accelerate their penetration into the automotive electronics market.
The MLCC, known for its ability to stabilize electric currents in circuits, finds extensive application in a wide range of devices such as smartphones, personal computers, household appliances, 5G devices, and IoT devices. With the advent of advanced technologies, the demand for MLCCs in automobiles has witnessed a remarkable surge.
Recent estimates suggest that a single car contains anywhere between 3,000 to 10,000 MLCC components, which are crucial for various aspects including powertrain, safety features, driver-assistance systems, and infotainment systems.
Samsung Motors’ newly developed MLCC is specifically engineered for electric vehicle components. It boasts an impressive capacitance of 33nF (at 250V and 125 degrees Celsius) and 10µF (at 100V and 125 degrees Celsius). These specifications make it the industry leader in terms of capacitance within MLCCs operating at the same voltage.
This groundbreaking achievement by Samsung Motors signifies a significant leap forward in the realm of electric vehicle technology. With the increasing adoption of electric vehicles worldwide, the demand for high-performance and reliable electronic components continues to soar. Samsung’s enhanced MLCC capacitors will undoubtedly contribute to the advancement of electric mobility and reinforce their position in the automotive electronics market.