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3M – Electrical and Electronics Solutions

Thier history of 3M starts at 1902. The world’s first waterproof sandpaper, which reduced airborne dusts during automobile manufacturing, was developed around the 20s.

They are known for Scotch Cellophane Tape for box sealing. In 1980, 3M introduced Post-it-Notes.

“..leading supplier of innovative solutions to the electrical, electronics, and telecommunications industries.”

3M – Electrical and Electronics Solutions

Utilities & Power – Solutions that support energy related engineering products.

Electrical – Construction and maintenance, industrial and utility applications, OEM solutions.

Communication Technologies – FTTX to xDSL to Wireless. 3M Network of Networks.

Electronics Design & Manufacturing

They address three major needs – Quality, Protection, and Performance..

Main Product Lines for EE Community

  • Thermal Management Materials
  • EMI/EMC Materials
  • Static Control Solutions
  • Touch Screens and Displays

3M MicroTouch EX II Series - TouchPen

The 3M MicroTouch EX II Series surface capacitive controllers provide flexibility and feature-rich functionality for touch screen applications offering high resolution touch coordinates, on-chip RAM, and a wide operating/storage temperature range.

Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors – Nippon

Nippon Chemi-Con. Products multilayer ceramic capacitors, film capacitors, metal oxide varistors, choke coils, optomechatronics and Aluminum electrolytic capacitors.

Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors – Nippon

New Technologies – Hgh capacity electric double layer capacitors and newly designed decoupling device Proadlizer. Electric Double Layer Capacitor (EDLC) or SuperCapacitor.

They have a range of Supercapacitors upto 2500F at 2.5V and Modules like 400F at 15V. There are two types Prismatic and Cylindrical. In comparison to batteries, multi-million cycles of charge-discharge is possible.

DLCAP - Electric Double Layer Capacitor - Nippon

DLCAP – Electric Double Layer Capacitor – Nippon

Another feature is the high current charge-discharge ability, useful in many Industrial and Automotive Applications. A high charge-discharge efficiency makes an output efficiency of around 95% possible. These capacitors have become an useful part of Alternative Energy Electronics and Energy Harvesting. They also have applications in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles.