Excessive board bending of PCB during manufacturing or assembly is common, and after being soldered to the board, ceramic components are especially prone to damage. The cracking of the ceramic material has been a leading cause of MLCC failure for years. The crack can bend the electrode margins to where they may touch each other and create shorts, rendering the component useless.
Companies responded to this problem with open mode capacitors. Open mode capacitors offset the electrode margins, so even if there is a crack in the capacitor, the margins would not contact one another.
You can find open mode capacitors by clicking here. You can ID them under our features section and it will have the nice clear “open mode” under it.