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Vishay Intertechnology’s LPS 1100 Thick Film Power Resistor Honored With 2013 EE Times and EDN ACE Award
MALVERN, Pa. — May 8, 2013 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the company’s Vishay Sfernice LPS 1100 thick film power resistor has received a UBM Tech 2013 EE Times and EDN Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Award (http://ubm-ace.com/winners.php) in the Ultimate Products of the Year: Passives, Interconnects, and Electromechanical category.
The EE Times and EDN ACE Awards celebrate the creators of technology who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the global electronics industry. The awards are judged by a panel of industry experts, composed of the leading voices of academia and the industry. The Ultimate Products of the Year — awarded to the most significant products introduced in the last 12 months in 11 categories — are determined by large-scale peer review. Winners were announced at the April 23 EE Times EDN ACE Awards ceremony in San Jose, California.
The ACE award in the Ultimate Products of the Year: Passives, Interconnects, and Electromechanical category was presented by Paul Miller, CEO, UBM Tech, and accepted on behalf of Vishay by Dean Rambo, Vishay Sfernice/Spectrol Regional Marketing Manager, Americas. In introducing the award category, Patrick Mannion, brand director for EDN, Test & Measurement World, and Planet Analog, said of the LPS 1100, “Tonight’s winner puts the spotlight on materials science and its application in electronic engineering. It’s the first in its field that combines both performance and ease of use for the most powerful new applications.”
The LPS 1100 is the industry’s first resistor in the compact 57 mm by 60 mm package to offer a power rating of 1100 W at a heat sink temperature of +25 °C. The LPS 1100 offers high-temperature derating performance and a broad range of resistance values from 1 Ω to 1.3 kΩ. Designed for easy mounting to a heat sink, the device’s compact footprint, low 25 mm profile, and low weight of 79 grams save valuable space to help designers reduce the size of their end products.
With its high power capabilities and high dielectric strength to 12 kVRMS, the LPS 1100 is intended for power supply, inverter, converter, HEV-EV battery management, and snubber, chopper, pre-charge, discharge, and filtering resistor applications. Typical end products include windmill turbines, X-ray and oncology tables, trains, HVDC equipment, and large UPS drives.
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.