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Market trends in the price of NPO chip capacitors

Source: FAQ Editor: PingShang Click: Release time: 2021-08-04 15:42:08

Nowadays, the ups and downs of NPO chip capacitors have also made wireless charging industry practitioners experience a roller coaster.

Since the release of the iPhone wireless charger in September last year, the NPO capacitor has risen from a few cents to a few dollars, which has increased dozens of times. Let the chip components that were not highly concerned about it, steal the limelight of the chip. Nowadays, engineers in the wireless charging industry have revealed to the charging head network that the new price of NPO capacitors has dropped to about 0.4 RMB; NPO capacitors have returned to their original rationality.

The NPO capacitor mentioned here, also called 104 capacitor, is a 0.1μF or 100nF capacitor, named after the capacity. The price is determined according to the metal composition used in the capacitor, the package size and the amount of precious metal. The wireless charger usually uses the 104/NPO capacitor in the 1206 package. Compared with other low-cost capacitors, the sub-material has higher stability and is lower. The loss. The wireless charger uses a very low loss NPO capacitor in series with the transmitter coil to match the transmitter coil to generate an alternating electromagnetic field that can be accepted by the receiver.

In the past 9 months, every company in the upstream of the MLCC supply chain has issued a price increase notice, which has become the primary topic of wireless charging practitioners after dinner. Everyone is not discussing innovation, but looking for goods collectively. You need to use 3-5 in a charger, and if you can get the goods, the cost will skyrocket properly, and the cost will be passed on to the consumer.

In addition, by March 2021, the entire wireless charging market has seen stagnant growth in shipments, and many overstocked products have caught factories by surprise. The decline in sales has also restrained the market demand for NPO capacitors from the side, resulting in reduced inventory turnover of agents who stock up and roasted seeds, and increased speculative costs.

Other electronic components have regained a new life in wireless chargers with less stringent volume requirements. The relatively low loss and price have become a substitute for NPO capacitors.

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