DALLAS — On July 29, 2013 Mouser Electronics, Inc. announced the availability of the smallest transistor package on the market from ROHM Semiconductor which is optimized for thin, compact portable devices.
ROHM Semiconductor ultra compact MOSFETs & bipolar transistors have the smallest transistor package on the market which is optimized for thin, compact portable devices. The VML0806 case type measures just 0.8mm × 0.6mm with a height of only 0.36mm. As portable devices, such as smartphones and digital cameras, get smaller and more sophisticated, thinner, more compact components are required. Until now, problems related to internal element miniaturization, bonding stability, package process accuracy, and surface mount technology limit the smallest conventional transistors to the 1006 size (1.0mm×0.6mm, t=0.37mm). ROHM was able to overcome these challenges by utilizing a smaller element and high-precision package process technology, resulting in an unprecedentedly compact form factor.