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Media contact -  Andrew Post, Sr. Manager, Global Communications
Phone:  1.610.251.5287 
Fax:  1.610.889.9429 
E-mail:  andrew.post@vishay.com

Media contact -  Haim Goldberger, Vice President, Integrated Products Division
E-mail:  haim.goldberger@vishay.com

Industry's Lowest-Profile (0.18 mm-height) 0402 Capacitors Introduced by Vishay

Capacitors, Optimized for Smart Cards, Feature 10-pF to 180-pF Capacitance Range and Tolerances to 1%


Silicon Capacitors

Products mentioned:

HPC0402B HPC0402C
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

Media contact -  Haim Goldberger, Vice President, Integrated Products Division
E-mail:  haim.goldberger@vishay.com

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - October 25, 2002 - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the industry's first silicon-based capacitors optimized for smart card applications. Based on a proprietary semiconductor process developed by Vishay, the devices set a new standard for high capacitance in a compact package with a very low profile.

The new silicon-based HPC0402B and HPC0402C are high-precision capacitors that operate at higher frequencies with higher performance than conventional low-profile capacitors. In addition to being the lowest-profile 0402 capacitors on the market for smart card applications, the HPC0402B and HPC0402C provide a higher range of capacitance values in a smaller package and deliver superior stability over a wide frequency range, low ESR values, high Q factors, tight tolerances, an ultra-high self-resonant frequency (SRF), and low parasitic inductance.

Available in 16 capacitance options ranging from 10 pF to 180 pF with tight tolerances up to 1%, the capacitors announced today are rated for 6-V, 10-V, 16-V, and 25-V operation. Both the HPC0402B and HPC0402C feature highly accurate dimensions, measuring 0.040 in. by 0.020 in. [1.02 mm by 0.51 mm], with low height profiles of 0.007 in. [0.18 mm] for the "B" model and 0.010 in. [0.25 mm] for the "C" model.

The devices' high capacitance range and compact packages result in a greater circuit Q and a longer transmission range. Because a smaller capacitor is less likely to be delaminated due to flexation stresses, smart card reliability is improved.

Offered in surface-mount or wire-bondable configurations, samples of the HPC0402B and HPC0402C are available now, with lead times of up to eight weeks for production quantities.

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

Media contact -  Haim Goldberger, Vice President, Integrated Products Division
E-mail:  haim.goldberger@vishay.com