Shinn Wolfe, VP, and CFO
We have been providing high performance quality single layer capacitors (SLCs) consistently and reliably for mass production,” begins Shinn Wolfe, VP, and CFO at Tecdia. The global semiconductor shortage has never been a deterrent for Tecdia in catering to their clients across the globe. With their clear commitment to clients, the company was able to help electronic device manufacturers navigate through this time by ensuring the uninterrupted supply of wire bondable parallel plate SLCs.
Tecdia’s high-K, Grain Boundary Barrier Layer (GBBL) based capacitors boast a dielectric constant of up to 50,000, which is the highest in the market for mass production. The company works closely with clients to deliver competitively priced, customized, and complete SLC devices specific to their electronic component needs. To proactively understand clients’ requirements, Tecdia’s experts continuously follow up or observe their development activities. As a result of regular communications with clients, and their effort to fulfill customers’ needs, the company identified a hole in the market and consequently positioned themselves to meet the growing demand for components with tunable capacitance, such as varactors. Wolfe recalls that initially, the demand came through a single client but soon, they realized that numerous customers would be interested in this technology.
After years of challenging work, the company succeeded in developing their own variable capacitance components with substantial variability and unrivaled linearity that can offer the highest performance, specifically for millimeter-wave applications. This component can do wonders for the clients manufacturing devices such as beam forming antennas, voltage control oscillators, or tunable filters.
Tecdia also produces customized capacitors, such as mini or micro-level capacitors, depending on clients’ needs. For example, the company has recently finished a capacitor miniaturization project for an electronic test and measurement device manufacturer. No other manufacturer could commit to the project due to the complexity involved. With a legacy forged by never turning down any opportunity, Tecdia started working on it and successfully built a “006006” form-factor (6x6 mils) capacitor, 40 percent smaller than other capacitors currently available in the market. Similarly, the company built a custom capacitor solution with an aspect ratio of 1:6 for another client.
We have been providing high performance quality SLCs consistently and reliably for mass production
With many such successes up their sleeves, Tecdia constantly looks forward to improvements in every aspect of their operations to ultimately better cater to their clients. Whether it is operations-related or product-related, they continually strive to improve with the clients’ changing demands. To this end, embracing the Kaizen culture allows them to better serve customers by delivering tailored solutions. Driven by such a rich company culture, Tecdia continues to support clients worldwide through its SLC products. As 5G deployment has started accelerating globally, the company is also keeping pace with the trend by ensuring they have enough capacity in its facilities in the Philippines. More importantly, Tecdia is focusing on expanding market capitalization of their tunable capacitance components and working with customers to go through process qualification. Lastly, the company aims to expand its footprint across emerging markets like India, Brazil, and Russia. Tecdia already has a worldwide presence with an R&D unit in Japan and the U.S., manufacturing facilities in the Philippines, and support offices in Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, U.S., U.K., Russia, and Israel and strategic states in the U.S. With its world-class service, the company continually supports clients throughout the customer journey by helping them choose the best fit product and addressing their issues.