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New Solid Tantalum Chip Capacitors Offer Industry-High Volumetric Efficiency and Choice of Eight Standard Case Sizes


Tantalum Chip Capacitor
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Media contact -  Andrew Post, Sr. Manager, Global Communications
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MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - March 20, 2002 - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the release of the CC and EC families of low-profile, conformal-coated solid tantalum chip capacitors. Available in eight standard case sizes, the new devices offer industry-best volumetric efficiency for energy storage, filtering, and bypass applications in medical, military, and aerospace electronic systems.

The new CC/EC devices feature high volumetric efficiency of up to 200,000 CV per cubic inch, 100% low-impedance power burn-in at +85C, and low equivalent series resistance (ESR) values for high-frequency applications, providing high reliability and superior electrical parameters in a wide range of compact case sizes.

The capacitors offer case dimensions as small as 2.54 mm by 1.27 mm (0.10 in. by 0.050 in.), with a low height profile of just 1.27 mm (0.050 in.), and are pad-compatible with MIL-PRF-55365/4 (CWR06 and CWR09).

Capacitance ratings for the new tantalum chip capacitors range from 0.10 mF to 100 mF for devices in the CC series and from 0.47 μF to 220 μF for devices in the extended-range EC series.

Working voltage options range from 4 WVDC up to 50 WVDC, with standard capacitance tolerance options of 5%, 10%, and 20%. ESR values range from 20 down to 0.5 at 100 kHz.

CC/EC capacitors are rated for operation from -55C to +85C, and up to +125C with voltage derating.

Offered in 50-unit "Blister-Pack" trays or in 8-mm or 12-mm tape-and-reel packaging, CC/EC capacitors are available with gold-plated or solder-dipped terminations. Type CC/EC capacitors, the commercial equivalents of 49BC/EC capacitors, are suitable for use with ICs, diodes, resistors, and inductors from Vishay.

Samples of the new CC/EC solid tantalum chip capacitors in limited values are available now, limited production availablesecond quarter 2002.

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