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Vishay’s New Red Seven-Segment, Single-Digit Displays Deliver Luminous Intensity Up to 3600 μcd While Driven With Just 1 mA of Current

Best-in-Class Devices Are Readable Even in Direct Sunlight


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TDSR
For more information:
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MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — April 2, 2004 — A new family of high-intensity low-current, single-digit, seven-segment displays that provide excellent readability even in direct sunlight was announced today by Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH).

The new Vishay Semiconductors TDSR series displays, utilizing AllnGaP technology in the color red, offers best-in-class performance for very low-power applications, delivering a typical luminous intensity of 1500 μcd while being driven with just 1 mA of current.

Featuring a wide viewing angle, the new displays will be used in panel meters, test and measurement equipment, point-of-sale terminals, control units, and battery-operated systems requiring very low power consumption.

The six TDSR displays released today offer designers a choice of common anode (TDSRxx50) or common cathode (TDSRxx60) versions with minimum and maximum luminous intensity ratings from 180 μcd to 3600 μcd respectively, enabling operation in direct sunlight or in “black front” designs using tinted filter glass. A maximum forward current of 10 mA is allowed for an ambient temperature range of −40 C to +85 C without current derating.

Package dimensions for the new displays are 7.4 mm by 9.9 mm by 9.1 mm deep (TDSR0750 and TDSR0760), 9.7 mm by 12.8 mm by 10.7 mm deep (TDSR1050 and TDSR1060), and 12.25 mm by 17.5 mm by 10.6 mm deep (TDSR1350 and TDSR1360) with a grey package surface.

Samples and production quantities of the new seven-segment displays are available now with lead times of four weeks.

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

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