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Vishay's TH3 Solid Tantalum Chip Capacitors Offer High-Temperature Capabilities up to 150 °C and Choice of Five Standard Case Sizes
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — July 28, 2006 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the release of new TH3 molded solid tantalum chip capacitors, designed to provide high reliability with high-temperature capabilities of 150°C with 50 % voltage derating.
The new capacitors are optimized for a wide variety of high-temperature automotive uses, including under-hood and on-engine applications such as engine control, fuel injection systems, steer-by-wire, diesel ignition control, and transmission control; sensor applications such as tire pressure monitoring and temperature control; industrial applications related to the control of high-temperature materials; and oil exploration sensing systems.
These molded-case capacitors are available in five case codes, sizes A through E, per EIA-535BAAC. By providing higher temperature capabilities than the industry-standard 125 °C, the new capacitors give designers a less expensive option for high-temperature applications.
Part of Vishay's TANTAMOUNT ® tantalum capacitor family, the devices released today have a capacitance range of 0.33 μF to 100 μF and a voltage range from 10 V to 50 V. The surface-mount TH3 capacitors are available in standard EIA tape-and-reel packages that are compatible with high-volume automatic pick-and-place equipment. RoHS-compliant tin or gold and Sn/Pb terminations are available.
Samples and production quantities of the new TH3 solid tantalum chip capacitors 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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