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Vishay Releases Industry's Highest Capacitance, Lowest ESR Tantalum Capacitor in Surface-Mount, 2 mm High Case


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For more information:
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MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - October 19, 2000 - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.(NYSE: VSH) today announced that it is expanding its 592D capacitor family with new devices offering the industry's highest capacitance and lowest equivalent series resistance in a surface-mount, low-profile case measuring just 2 mm high.

Designed for high capacitance decoupling applications in PCMCIA cards, wireless phones, and other slim-line end products, the new conformal coated Vishay Sprague 592D-2mm will allow designers of large-capacitance applications to replace several molded chips with a single device. Capacitance range for the 592D-2mm is 33 μF to 680 μF, with standard tolerances of 10% or 20%. Maximum ESR ranges between 0.10 Ω and 0.45 Ω at +25C and 100 kHz. Working voltage options range from 4 WVDC to 10 WVDC, with maximum leakage currents from 3.3 μA and 33 μA. The maximum dissipation factor for the chip ranges from 6% to 12% at +25C and 120 Hz.

With its low 2-mm height profile, the 592D-2mm is offered in four case sizes with dimensions ranging from 0.116 in. x 0.158 in. (2.8 mm x 4.0 mm) to 0.235 in. x 0.285 in. (6.0 mm x 7.2 mm), and is footprint-compatible with molded chips conforming to EIA 535BAAC and CECC 30801.

"The 592D-2mm will play a key role in helping manufacturers to deliver slimmer, lighter wireless communications products. Vishay allows the designer to manufacture an end-product that features a more compact desgn and offers increased convenience and portability to the end-product consumer," said Jean Racine, Product Marketing, Vishay.

Samples and production quantities of the 592D 2mm are available now, with standard tantalum capacitor lead times for larger orders. Production quantities, packaged in reel and tape form for high-speed assembly, will be available Q4 2000 or Q1 2001.

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