Failure in Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs) for AVX Ltd

  • Bowman, Robert (Participant)
  • Gregg, Marty (Participant)
  • Mohamed Saad (Participant)
  • Li-Wu Chang (Participant)
  • Mark McMillen (Participant)
  • Alina Schilling (Participant)

Impact: Economic Impact


The provision of professional analysis and advice has created an economic impact of $0.6M with AVX Ltd, a leading supplier of electronic components within the Kyocera Group. This information was pivotal to AVX Ltd retaining a major contract, for multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC’s) supply through to the automotive manufacturer Volkswagen Group. Our intervention addressed a reliability issue in the MLCCs and allowed them to improve processes and revise manufacture
protocols. The impact drew on previous collaborative research with AVX Ltd and innovative methodologies for preparation of micro and nanoscale samples of materials in capacitors in academic research.
Impact statusOngoing
Category of impactEconomic Impact