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For more information:
Media contact -  Peter Frey, Vishay Semiconductor GmbH
Phone:  +49 7131 67 2376 
Fax:  +49 7131 67 2423 
E-mail:  peter.frey@vishay.com

Media contact -  Bob Decker, Redpines
Phone:  1.415.409.0233 
Fax:  1.650.618.1512 
E-mail:  bob.decker@redpinesgroup.com

New High-Efficiency Super-Red and Super-Yellow Four-Digit Displays Offer High-Visibility Even Under Bright Ambient Light


Displays

Products mentioned:

TDCR1050/1060 TDCY1050/1060
For more information:
Media contact -  Peter Frey, Vishay Semiconductor GmbH
Phone:  +49 7131 67 2376 
Fax:  +49 7131 67 2423 
E-mail:  peter.frey@vishay.com

Media contact -  Bob Decker, Redpines
Phone:  1.415.409.0233 
Fax:  1.650.618.1512 
E-mail:  bob.decker@redpinesgroup.com

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - August 9, 2002 - Two new super-red and super-yellow four-digit clock displays that provide excellent readability even under bright ambient lighting were announced today by Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE VSH).

The Vishay Semiconductors super-red and super-yellow displays - with typical dominant wavelengths of 631 nm and 589 nm, respectively - feature typical luminosity of 6 mcd per segment at 10 mA for full visibility at distances up to 7 m. The devices’ exceptional readability is further enhanced by 10-mm character size, a dark surface, and untinted segments.

Each display is designed with an active colon between the second and third digits, enabling it to serve as a clock display in televisions, set-top boxes, audio/video systems, microwave ovens, and clock radios. Decimal dots also incorporated into the display design allow it to be used as a four-digit display in medical instrumentation, temperature indicators, elevator controls, and measuring instruments. Discrete digit operation is possible with pinning.

Based on highly efficient AllnGaP technology, both the super-red TDCR1050/1060 and super-yellow TDCY1050/1060 are available in common anode and common cathode versions. The two new devices join the green TDCG1050/1060 to complete Vishay’s high-end series of high-visibility LED displays.

The new displays measure a compact 14 mm by 40 mm, with a low height profile of 7 mm. They are rated for operation over a temperature range of -40C to +80C, with reverse voltage of 5 V, forward current of 25 mA, and power dissipation of 60 mW.

Samples and production quantities of the TDCR1050/1060 and TDCY1050/1060 displays are available now, with lead times of four weeks for larger orders.

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 -  Peter Frey, Vishay Semiconductor GmbH
Phone:  +49 7131 67 2376 
Fax:  +49 7131 67 2423 
E-mail:  peter.frey@vishay.com

Media contact -  Bob Decker, Redpines
Phone:  1.415.409.0233 
Fax:  1.650.618.1512 
E-mail:  bob.decker@redpinesgroup.com