Vishay Sprague is well known for having invented the first tantalum capacitors and the first surface-mount tantalum chip capacitors. Vishay Sprague continues this commitment to innovation today through the ongoing development of higher performance tantalum capacitors in a wide range of sizes.
Vishay Sprague has the broadest range of tantalum capacitors offered by any manufacturer with devices that also include conformal coated and molded surface-mount styles, as well as both radial and axial through-hole products, covering a wide range of automotive, consumer, industrial, and telecommunications as well as very high-performance applications.
Vishay acquired its tantalum capacitor division from Sprague in 1992, which was founded in 1926 by Robert Sprague, founder of the “tone control” capacitor. Vishay subsequently reinforced its position in the marketplace by acquiring tantalum operations from a number of other brands.
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