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Vishay's New Schottky Diodes Combine Maximum Forward Voltage Down to 370 mV, Very Low Turn-On Voltage and Leakage Current, and Fast Switching in Ultra-Compact SOD 523 Package


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MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — April 16, 2004 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the release of a Schottky diode series packaged in the new ultra-small SOD 523 (SC79) package with dimensions of just 1.2 mm by 0.8 mm and a height profile of 0.6 mm.

With very low turn-on voltage, low forward voltage values, low leakage current, and fast switching in a very small, space-saving package, the new Vishay Semiconductors BAS40 02V, BAS70 02V, BAS581 02V, and BAT54 02V Schottky diodes provide designers with an exceptionally compact solution for general rectification applications in mobile communications and computing systems such as notebooks and PDAs; digital cameras, DVD players, and camcorders; and cellular and cordless phones.

The BAS70 02V and BAS581 02V feature a diode capacitance of 2 pF with maximum forward voltage ratings of 1000 mV and 370 mV and leakage currents of 100 nA and 0.5 μA, respectively. The BAS40 02V offers a capacitance of 5 pF, a forward voltage rating of 1000 mV, and a leakage current of 100 nA. The BAT54 02V features a capacitance of 12 pF, forward voltage up to 1000 mV, and a leakage current of 2 μA. All four new Schottky diodes from Vishay Semiconductors feature a reverse recovery time of 5 ns.

The devices released today are protected by a PN junction guarding against excessive voltage, such as that caused by electrostatic discharges. Each diode’s plastic, molded package has a UL 94 V 0 flammability rating and is specified for high-temperature soldering of 260 C/10 sec. at its terminals.

Samples and production quantities of the new Schottky diode series in the SOD-523 package 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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