Chip Monolithic Ceramic Caps With Greater Capacitance Designed for Power Supply and Lighting Applications

GRM Series


Smyrna, GA, Sep 30, 2013 - Murata Americas today announced the expansion of its GRM series, its flagship chip monolithic ceramic capacitor (MLCC) line. With a low profile (1.0+0/-0.3mm), high voltage (DC500V/DC630V), and capacitance range of 1000pF to 4700pF, these new products are ideally suited for the power supply and lighting markets. The advanced series also enables an engineer’s ability to miniaturize designs and realize greater cost savings without sacrificing performance.

To achieve the expanded GRM solution, Murata utilized proprietary thinning and voltage withstanding design technologies. By focusing on the structural design of the Dielectric layer, inner electrode pattern and dimension, and production optimization, the company achieved the lower profile product. With today’s market demanding solutions that are increasingly compact, thin, and energy efficient, MLCCs offer a benchmark solution in terms of size, volumetric capacitance, and low impedance.

“Murata’s research and development initiatives continue to be a key competitive differentiator and allow us to accomplish things that many other companies cannot,” said Frank Yang, Application Engineer, Murata Americas. “With the expansion of our GRM product line, Murata is leading the way to continually decrease package size and reduce costs, without jeopardizing electrical characteristics.”

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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. 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 at