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Vishay Introduces New Package Options for Military-Qualified Thin-Film Chip Resistors


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Media contact -  Andrew Post, Sr. Manager, Global Communications
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MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - June 26, 2000 - Vishay Intertechnology today announced that it is expanding the options for its military-qualified M55342 chip-resistor family with devices in four new case sizes. The new Vishay Thin Film M55342 devices are compliant to the QPL MIL-PRF-55342 specification with established reliability at the "R" failure rate level of 0.01% per 1000 hours or "C" non-ER level.

Rated for 150C operating conditions, the M55342 resistors feature a wraparound termination design, with a tenacious adhesion layer covered with an electroplated nickel barrier layer. New case sizes include 0.230 x 0.075 in. (M55342/05), 0.209 x 0.098 in. (M55342/08), 0.259 x 0.124 in. (M55342/09), and 0.105 x 0.100 in.(M55342/10).

With a power ratings from 200 mW to 500 mW, the new M55342 package types provide 0.1% tolerances at resistance values from 100 ohms to as high as 3 megohms, and 1%, 2%, 5%, or 10% tolerances at a resistance values from 10 ohms to as high as 3 megohms. Wraparound resistance is less than 0.010 ohms typical.

The M55342 series is intended for the stringent performance requirements of a wide range of military applications requiring surface-mount chip resistors. Established reliability is assured through 100% screening and extensive environmental lot testing. In-lot tracking is less than 5 ppm/C.

Samples and production quantities of the new M55342 resistors are available now, with lead times of 8 to 12 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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For more information:
Media contact -  Andrew Post, Sr. Manager, Global Communications
Phone:  1.610.251.5287 
Fax:  1.610.889.9429 
E-mail:  andrew.post@vishay.com