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Vishay's New Multilayer Ceramic Chip Capacitors Offer Ultra-Low Inductance in Volume-Efficient, Low-Profile Package


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Phone:  1.610.251.5287 
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MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA-March 2, 2001-A new series of multilayer ceramic chip capacitors that feature ultra-low inductance and a low-profile design was announced today by Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH). The new Vishay Vitramon VJ0612 ceramic chip capacitors, which typically feature half the inductance level seen in standard capacitors, will be used for high-frequency decoupling and bypass in laptop and desktop computers.

The low-profile, very thin outline package (VTOP) of the VJ0612 series allows designers to place the new capacitors underneath ICs, requiring less board space in the final design and reducing circuit trace lengths and parasitic losses. Vishay's VJ9743, VJ9742, VJ9741, and VJ9740 each measure 0.063" by 0.126", with maximum thickness options of 0.020", 0.026", 0.028", and 0.030", respectively. The chip is designed to reduce AC noise in multi-chip modules.

The VJ0612 series features an inductance of 0.5 nH. Both the VJ9740 and VJ9743 are available in 25-V and 50-V DC ratings, while the VJ9741 and VJ9742 are available in 50-V versions. A broad capacitance range is offered for Vishay's VJ0612 series, spanning from 0.01 μF to 0.22 μF. The temperature coefficient of capacitance is X7R (15% from -55C to +125C).

The VJ0612 series provides the same high-quality performance manufacturers have come to expect of Vishay, with the additional benefit of a low-profile component. The space-efficient packaging gives designers the capability to streamline today's computers into thinner, more compact systems.

Samples and production quantities of the Vishay Vitramon VJ9740, VJ9741, VJ9742, and VJ9743 are available now. Lead time for larger orders is 16 weeks.

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