SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD. (Suwon-si, KR)
The present disclosure relates to the coil component as well as manufacturing method for it.
2. Description of related art
Inductors, which are a kind of coil component, is a representative passive component of an electronic circuit together with a resistor and a capacitor to remove the sound.
It is possible to make a thin film inductor by plating, hardening and forming a magnetic powder-resin mixture, which is made of particles of magnetic powder and resin. Then, you form an outer electrode on the magnetic body.
In accordance with recent trends toward increased complexation, multifunctionalization, slimness of a set, and further decreased thickness of the thin film type inductor as described above, research has been continuously conducted.
An aspect of the present disclosure may provide a coil component and an approach to manufacturing it that can increase the binding force between a body and a coil part by forming a lead pattern to at least partially have a thickness less than the coil pattern.
According to a particular aspect of the disclosed invention, a manufacturing process of a coil component could consist of: forming a plating resist on an insulating layer inside; creating a coil pattern, and a lead pattern that is connected to the coil pattern, and at least partly having a thinner thickness than the thickness of the coil pattern by plating, then removing the plating resist and stacking an insulating sheet with a magnetic layer on the internal layer of insulation to form a body.
The plating resist may have an opening pattern that corresponds to the coil pattern, as and a hollow pattern that corresponds to the lead pattern. It should be in a relationship with this opening pattern and include an upper area that is partially covered by an enclosure.
In another way of the disclosed disclosure, coil components are made through the process of manufacturing.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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