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Associated Press
In this undated photo released by Murata Manufacturing Co., its latest capacitors, measuring just 0.25 millimeter by 0.125 millimeter, are shown next to a ruler. Small is big for Murata: The Japanese electronics maker has developed the world's tiniest component known as the capacitor. And that's big business. Capacitors, which store electric energy, are used in the dozens, even in the hundreds, in just about every type of gadget - smartphones, laptops, hybrid cars, medical equipment and digital cameras. (AP Photo/Murata Manufacturing Co.) NO SALES

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