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Media contact -  Bob Decker, Redpines
Phone:  1.415.409.0233 
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Vishay's New Diode Array Offers Bidirectional ESD Protection and Space Savings With Low 5 pF Capacitance in Compact SOT 143 Package


New Diode Array

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GCDA15C-1
For more information:
Media contact -  Bob Decker, Redpines
Phone:  1.415.409.0233 
Fax:  1.650.618.1512 
E-mail:  bob.decker@redpinesgroup.com

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SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA — July 30, 2004 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the release of a new low-capacitance, bidirectional ESD protection diode array in the SOT 143 SMD package.

Aimed at high-volume, mainstream applications, the new Vishay Semiconductors GCDA15C-1 diode array is designed to provide cost-effective ESD protection in ADSL, RS-232, RS-422, and V.90 interfaces; high-speed data lines; WAN/LAN equipment; and wireless systems.

Rated for an operating voltage of 15 V, the GCDA15C-1 offers excellent electrical performance with typical capacitance of 5 pF, a maximum reverse leakage current of 100 μA, and a maximum clamping voltage value of 21 V. The new diode array also features ESD protection that meets IEC 61000-4-2 Level 4 specifications.

With compact dimensions of 1.25 mm by 2.85 mm with a 1.1 mm height profile, the GCDA15C-1 device allows designers to realize space savings and simplify board layouts. High-temperature soldering is guaranteed to 260 ░C/10 sec. at terminals, and the device operating temperature range is -40 ░C to +125 ░C.

Samples and production quantities of the GCDA15C-1 ESD protection diode array are available now in tape-and-reel packaging with lead times of six to eight weeks for larger orders.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.

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