Compact Schottky Barrier Diodes Featuring the Industry's Lowest VF

High current handling capability in a small form factor ideal for smartphones and other portable devices

Willich/Kyoto/Japan, (PresseBox) - ROHM has recently announced the development of the RBE series of compact Schottky barrier diodes featuring the lowest VF in the industry, making it ideal for portable applications requiring greater space savings, such as smartphones. Available in a range of packages, including the new ultra-compact VML2 measuring just 1.0 x 0.6mm optimized for high-density applications.

The growing trend towards greater functionality and sophistication in smartphones and other mobile devices while reducing size and maintaining or even prolonging battery life has led to a greater demand for ultra-compact components that minimize power consumption, in particular Schottky barrier diodes used in power supplies, where low VF and high average rectified current are required. However, up to now in order to reduce VF and increase current handling capability it has been necessary to increase chip size, making miniaturization difficult.

In response, ROHM significantly improved current efficiency by redesigning the diode element, decreasing VF by 32% over conventional products. This results in lower heat generation and higher rated current, enabling smaller packages to be used, which can reduce mounting area by up to 80%.

ROHM Semiconductor GmbH

ROHM Semiconductor is a global company of 304,6 billion yen (3,8 Billion $) revenue with 21,295 employees in the last fiscal year ending March 2012. ROHM Semiconductor develops and manufactures a very large product range from the Ultra Low Power Microcontroller, Power Management, Standard ICs , SiC Diodes, Mosfets and Modules , Power Transistors and Diodes, LEDs to passives components such as Resistors, Tantalum Capacitors and LED display units, thermal Printheads in state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, China and Europe.

Lapis Semiconductor (former OKI Semiconductor), SiCrystal AG and Kionix are companies of ROHM Group.

ROHM Semiconductor Europe has its head office near Dusseldorf serving the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). For further information please contact

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