Multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) are manufactured by suspending ceramic powders in liquid and casting into a thin green sheet from 20mm in thickness to 5mm or thinner.
Metal electrodes are sieved printed onto green sheets, which are later stacked to form a laminated structure. The metal electrodes are arranged so that the termination alternates from one edge to another of the capacitor.
Upon sintering at high temperature the part becomes a monolithic block, which can provide an extremely high capacitance in small mechanical volumes.
Finally, the termination electrodes are formed by composite of outer metal-glass electrode and followed by a barrier layer and pure-tin plating to permit MLCC to be soldered directly onto printed circuit board.