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

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Phone:  1.415.409.0233 
Fax:  1.650.618.1512 
E-mail:  bob.decker@redpinesgroup.com

Vishay Introduces First Devices in Leadless LLP75 Package Measuring 1.6 mm by 1.6 mm With 0.7-mm Height


Diode

Products mentioned:

GMF05C-HS3
GMF05LC-HS3
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 Vishay Semiconductors ESD Protection Arrays Deliver Space Savings of up to 60%

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - March 31, 2003 - A new ultra-compact, leadless package that provides space savings of 25% compared to the SOT363 package and as much as 60% compared to the SOT23-6L was introduced today by Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) with the release of the first two ESD protection arrays in the new LLP75 package.

Optimized to offer excellent electrical performance and extraordinary space savings, the new GMF05C-HS3 and GMF05LC-HS3 five-diode arrays are intended for I/O line protection applications in compact and handheld products including mobile phones, notebook computers, PDAs, digital cameras, and other space-constrained electronic systems. Both new devices are specified to meet the immunity requirements of IEC 1000-4-2, offering ESD protection to 15 kV (air) and 8 kV (contact).

The GMF05C-HS3 ESD protection array released today features peak pulse current of 12 A and peak pulse power of 200 W at a 8/20 μs waveform. Total capacitance for the device is 150 pF. The GMF05LC-HS3, intended for low-capacitance ESD protection, features peak pulse current of 8 A and peak pulse power of 100 W at 8/20 μs waveform, with a low total capacitance value of 50 pF.

Reverse stand-off voltage of 5 V in both devices, as well as low leakage current and low operating and clamping voltages, further enhances electrical performance.

The GMF05C-HS3 and GMF05LC-HS3 are packaged in the new LLP75-6HS, a leadless plastic package with an integrated heat sink and compact dimensions measuring just 1.6 mm by 1.6 mm with a 0.7-mm height profile. Each diode array offers bi-directional protection of four I/O lines and unidirectional protection of five output lines. The new devices are specified for an operating temperature range of -55C to +125C.

Samples of the new GMF05C-HS3 and GMF05LC-HS3 are available now. Production quantities are available now, with lead times of 8 to 10 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