Manufacturers move towards 0201 parts

Manufacturers move towards 0201 parts
Richard Wilson High-speed component placement system specialist Panasonic Factory Automation expects UK-based manufacturers to start a move towards miniature-scale surface mount components down to 0201 geometries later this year. “Manufacturers are testing the waters right now,” said Stan Edwards, assistant manager for software sales at Panasonic. “I expect first demand here in cellphones and I expect it to come on strong later in the year.” Edwards said that the relatively high cost of the 0201 resistors and capacitors, which can cost as much as 7p each, has held back introduction by European manufacturers, while Japanese mobile phone and digital camera makers have been using them for some time.


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