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Media contact -  Andrew Post, Sr. Manager, Global Communications
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New Double-Sided, Metallized, Polypropylene Film Capacitor From Vishay Features Miniaturized Case Sizes: As Low as 4.0 mm Wide x 10.0 mm Long with 9.0-mm Height


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MKP1841-M
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

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - November 27, 2002 - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) announces the release of a miniaturized, metallized, polypropylene film capacitor designed to perform in high-voltage, high-current, and high-pulse operations at high frequencies.

Specified for broad voltage and capacitance ranges, the Vishay Roederstein MKP1841-M is suitable for a variety of applications including S-correction and fly-back tuning, input and output filtering in SPS designs, and protection circuits in switchmode power supplies, snubbers, and electronic ballast circuits.

With competitive pricing and worldwide availability, the MKP1841-M offers designers a small, reliable, high-performing, and readily available capacitor for end products including TV sets and monitors, power supplies, and energy-saving lamps.

The new capacitor is available in small sizes, ranging from 4.0 mm wide by 10.0 mm long with a 9.0-mm height up to 18.0 mm by 41.5 mm with a 32.5-mm height, depending on capacitance and voltage ratings. Lead-spacing options range from 7.5 mm to 37.5 mm.

The MKP1841-M features 25 capacitance options in a range from 470 pF to 4.7 μF, capacitance tolerances of 5%, 10%, and 20%, and voltage options of 250 VDC, 400 VDC, 630 VDC, 1000 VDC, 1600 VDC, and 2000 VDC. The device's maximum pulse rise time ranges from 133 V/μs up to 9610 V/μs, depending on lead spacing (PCM) and voltage rating.

Packaged in a flame-retardant plastic case with an epoxy resin seal, the MKP1841-M features exceptional self-healing capabilities, environmentally friendly lead (Pb)-free schooping layers and terminals, and vacuum-deposited aluminum electrodes. The MKP1841-M provides high reliability with an operational life of >300,000 hours, and a failure rate of <2/> FIT at 40C. The capacitor, which is rated for an operating temperature range of -55C to +100C, meets IEC test classification 55/100/56, according to IEC 60068, and is suitable for use with any other product from Vishay.

Samples and production quantities of the MKP1841-M are available now, with 10- to 12-week lead times 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 -  Andrew Post, Sr. Manager, Global Communications
Phone:  1.610.251.5287 
Fax:  1.610.889.9429 
E-mail:  andrew.post@vishay.com