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New Wirewound / Metal Oxide Resistor Series Optimized for High-Volume Requirements Deliver Power Ratings up to 20 W and Resistance Values From 0.1 Ω to 50 k Ω


For more information:
Media contact -  Andrew Post, Sr. Manager, Global Communications
Phone:  1.610.251.5287 
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MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - January 12, 2005 - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced three new series of axial-leaded wirewound / metal oxide resistors competitively priced for high-volume applications. The new devices, for power ratings from 1 W up to 20 W, are intended for applications that require capacitive discharge, short term pulsing, high power dissipation, voltage division, and dc-to-dc conversion in end products including white goods, home entertainment systems, power tools, and power supplies.

The new CA high-volume wirewound resistor is auto-insertable for easy integration into kitchen appliances, automotive devices, and entertainment / consumer devices. It is available in two models with power ratings of 1 W and 2 W, a resistance range of 0.1 Ω to 1 kΩ with tolerances of ▒5% and ▒10%, a temperature coefficient of ▒350 ppm/░C, and an operating temperature range of ﷓65 ░C to +275 ░C. A high-temperature coating provides environmental protection.

The Vishay Dale CP high-volume wirewound / metal oxide resistor offers a high power-to-size ratio with a power rating range of 2 W to 20 W and length-by-width dimensions ranging from 18 mm by 7 mm to 60 mm by 14 mm with heights from 7 mm to 13.5 mm. Depending on resistance value, the new CP resistors are available with a wirewound element on woven fiberglass core or with a metal oxide element on ceramic core.

Resistance values for the CP high-volume resistor range from 0.1 Ω to 1 kΩ in the wirewound technology and 83 Ω to 50 kΩ in the metal oxide technology, both with tolerances of ▒5% and ▒10%. The device features a temperature coefficient of ▒400 ppm/░C and an operating temperature range of ﷓65 ░C to +275 ░C. The resistor’s ceramic case is available with circuit board stand-offs. The cement potting compound and ceramic case provide high thermal conductivity in a fireproof package that can be used in applications that require UL approval.

The CPCC and CPCF high-volume resistors are space-saving solutions that mount vertically on the printed circuit board. Combining power ratings from 3 W to 10 W and length-by-width dimensions from 12 mm by 8 mm to 16 mm by 12 mm - with heights from 25 mm up to 35 mm, respectively - these resistors also deliver a high power-to-size ratio. Resistance values range from 0.1 Ω to 50 kΩ. Like the CP resistors, the CPCC and CPCF devices utilize wirewound and metal oxide technology and feature a temperature coefficient of ▒400 ppm/░C and an operating temperature range of −65 ░C to +275 ░C, as well as the thermal benefits of a ceramic casing and cement potting compound.

Samples of the new resistor series are available now, with lead times of 8 to 10 weeks for production quantities.

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 
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