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European Passive Components Conference to Include Presentations by Vishay
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — October 24, 2003 — The 17th annual European Passive Components Conference (CARTS-EUROPE 2003) will include several symposium papers presented by scientists and engineers from Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH). CARTS-EUROPE is sponsored by Electronic Components Institute Internationale (ECII) Ltd., in cooperation with the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS) and Federation of the Electronics Industry (FEI). It will be held October 27-30 at the Inter-Continental Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany.
CARTS-EUROPE is the leading European forum for presenting the latest developments in passive component technologies, associated materials, measurement methods, and testing techniques. It attracts companies that design, manufacture, and market passive components and the materials used in their manufacture, as well as major original-equipment manufacturers. By combining technical paper presentations, seminars, and forums on market trends, CARTS-EUROPE has become a major international event.
CARTS-EUROPE 2003 beings on October 27 with seminars titled "Trends and New Technologies for Passives" and "Strategic Market Forecasts." October 28 begins with an awards ceremony and keynote speech. The balance of the program from October 28-30 is devoted to the presentation of symposium papers. More detailed information is available at http://www.ecii-ltd.com.
Symposium papers from Vishay will include the following:
"New Thin Film Nichrome Resistors Unaffected by Humidity" by William Cuviello and Jun Yao
"Reliable Operation of Thick-Film Chip Resistors Under Pulsed Conditions" by Michael Belman
"Aluminum Capacitors for Automotive High-Temperature Applications" by H. A. Post, M. Lipnig, S. Stuefler, F. Wieser
"Reliability of Thin-Film Resistors: Towards Sub-PPB-Level" by Reiner Kuehl
"New Results on the Risk of Tin Whisker Formation: The Impact of Process and Design Variations" by W. Blum, R. Kullmann, R.W. Kühl, J. von der Ohe
"Selecting Tantalum Capacitors for Low-Profile, Small-Form-Factor Applications" by Patrick Gormally
"Application-Specific Ceramic MLCC Capacitors for Power Supplies" by Patrick Gormally, John Bultitude, Mehmet Akbas
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.