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Vishay's New Solid Tantalum Chip Capacitor Features Leadframeless, Face-down Termination For Portable Consumer Electronic Applications
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — May 17, 2006 — Giving designers a new source of small-footprint capacitors for mobile electronic systems, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the release of a family of leadframeless tantalum capacitors with face-down terminations.
Vishay's new 298D MicroTan™ surface-mount capacitors provide capacitance values from 1 μF at 16 V to 47 μF at 4 V in the small 0603 and 0805 footprints, requiring less printed circuit board space and thus enabling smaller, more stylish end products.
Ideal for signal processing and power management applications in mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 devices, the 298D devices offer a capacitance tolerance of ±20 %, voltage ratings from 4 WVDC to 16 WVDC, low ESR, and 0.01 CV DC leakage values.
The new devices are rated to operate over the temperature range of −55 °C to +85 °C, and can be operated to +125 °C with voltage derating. Offering lead (Pb)-free and RoHs-compliant terminations, the 298D capacitors are provided in 8-mm tape and reel packaging available per EIA-481-1 and reeling per the IEC 286-3.7 inch [178 mm] standard.
Samples of the 298D MicroTan tantalum capacitors are available now. Production quantities will be available in June 2006 with lead time of eight 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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