Surface Mount Packages for Electronic Devices
Sensor + Test 2008
Among the surface mount packages for electronic devices that Kyocera will introduce at the Sensor + Test fair, the Japanese high technology corporation will concentrate its promotion on the AO700 high strength alumina. This alumina (Al2O3) ceramic material has approximately 1.5 times higher flexural strength (620MPa) than conventional one (per Kyocera material comparison). It is suitable for 2520 size (2.5mm x 2.0mm) or smaller packages. The characteristics of the AO700 material contribute to size reduction of electronic devices such as quartz crystal units and MEMS devices.
Kyocera provides small size surface mount ceramic packages that have cavity structure (available on both top and bottom). Hermetic or vacuum sealing is typically used for them. The ceramic packages are well suited for sensors as ceramics have high rigidity and low thermal expansion. Kyocera provides frit seal ceramic lids and solder seal metal lids, too.
KYOCERA FINECERAMICS GMBH
Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, the Kyocera Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of fine ceramic components for the technology industry. The strategically important divisions in the Kyocera Group, which comprises 189 subsidiaries, are information and communications technologies, products to increase the quality of life, and environmentally friendly products. The technology group is also one of the largest producers of solar energy systems worldwide.
With a workforce of 66,496 employees, Kyocera posted net sales of approximately €8.16 billion in fiscal year 2008. The products marketed by the company in Europe include laser printers, digital copying systems, microelectronic components, fineceramic products and complete solar systems. The corporation has two independent companies in the Federal Republic of Germany: the Kyocera Mita Deutschland GmbH in Meerbusch and the Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH in Neuss and Esslingen.
The company also takes a lively interest in cultural affairs. The Kyoto Prize, one of the most prominent international awards, is presented each year by the Inamori Foundation, once established by Kyocera founder Dr. Kazuo Inamori, to individuals and groups worldwide for their outstanding human achievement (€300,000 prize amounts).
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