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Resistor Networks Quicker: Vishay Launches New Thin Film Quick-Net® Prototype Service
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA-April 27, 2001-Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has launched Quick-Net®, a rapid prototyping service for precision thin-film resistor networks. The first such service in the industry to promise designers and manufacturers a two-week turn around with no non-recurring engineering (NRE) charges, Vishay's Quick-Net service will dramatically shorten the process of bringing to market end products requiring precision analog circuitry. Quick-Net will also allow designers to qualify improved ratio and TCR tracking specifications when integrating resistive elements into a single network.
Vishay resistor networks are known throughout the industry for their close tolerance (down to 0.02%) and tight ratio temperature tracking (down to 2 ppm/°C) over time and temperature. With Quick-Net, designers can obtain the prototypes they need quickly, with no NRE charges, and with the quality they have come to expect from Vishay.
Resistor network prototyping typically requires up to 10 weeks to produce a single sample. With Quick-Net, the regular turnaround is two weeks, and certain styles can be prototyped in just 72 hours.
Precision resistor networks, which integrate a number of resistive components in a single package in various configurations, are an increasingly popular solution for saving space and reducing assembly costs for a wide range of analog circuitas.
Quick-Net gives designers a broad choice of network standards and package types, including SIP, DIP, flatpack, and leadless chip carriers. An easy-to-complete fax form allows designers to specify schematics, ratio tolerance, absolute tolerance, TCR tracking, and maximum wattages for their custom designs.
Costs for Vishay's Quick-Net service vary according to the number of resistive elements per package.
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.