0201 and 01005 Adoption in Industry
First introduced in the year 2000, the 0201 package was sold in significant numbers in the electronics industry by 2003. According to some estimates, it currently accounts for approximately 20% of surface-mounted component (SMC) demand worldwide. This puts consumption between 100-200 billion units per year. Despite these impressive numbers, the 0201 package and its smaller cousin, the 01005 package, have not yet achieved anything resembling widespread adoption in the overall electronics industry.