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Vishay Extends Surface-Mount Thermistor Series
Versatile Devices Serve Temperature Sensing Function in Communications, Automotive, Computer, and Instrumentation Applications
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - September 8, 2000 - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH), is adding to its portfolio of thermistor components with new negative temperature coefficient (NTC) devices in surface-mount packages. New Vishay Dale NTHS thermistors feature extended values and a new 0603 case size, providing a versatile solution for temperature measurement, control, and compensation applications in a broad range of end products.
Featuring high-density monolithic construction with a nickel barrier conductor, the NTHS seriesis provided in 0603, 0805, 1206, and 1012 package types with solderable wraparound terminations. Standard resistance values range from 220 ohms to 330 kilohms, with five curve options providing temperature coefficients of resistance of -4.4%, -3.83%, -3.5%,-4.68%, and -4.54% respectively. Both ±5% and ±10% tolerance options areavailable.
With this wide range standard values and typical RTC characteristics, the NTHS series serves a broadrange of end products, including cell phones, automobiles, computers, medical devices, consumer appliances, and instrumentation, providing a miniaturized, surface-mount alternative tothrough-hole components that promotes design flexibility with hybrid circuitry.
Samples and production quantities of NTHS thermistors are available now, with lead times of 8 to 12 weeks for larger orders. They are provided int ape and reel form for high-speed assembly.
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.