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New Vishay Intertechnology Thick Film Chip Resistors in 0612 and 1020 Case Sizes Offer Four Times the Power Dissipation of Devices in Comparable Footprints
With Power Ratings to 2 W, Latest Additions to RCWE Series Save Space and Lower Component Counts
MALVERN, Pa. — April 23, 2015 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it has extended its RCWE series of thick film surface-mount wraparound chip resistors with new devices in the 0612 and 1020 case sizes. Featuring long side terminations, the Vishay Dale RCWE0612 and RCWE1020 provide 4 times the power dissipation of standard devices in equivalent 1206 and 2010 footprints, saving space and reducing component counts in telecommunications, computer, industrial, and consumer applications.
The long side terminations of the RCWE0612 and RCWE1020 provide a shorter path for heat dissipation to the PCB, allowing them to provide enhanced power ratings to 1 W and 2 W, respectively. In addition, their construction improves thermal performance that reduces the effects of thermal expansion (solder joint cracking resulting from thermal cycles) as compared to a standard end-terminated 1206 / 2010 chip resistor.
The AEC-Q200-qualified devices offer extremely low resistance values from 0.01 Ω to 0.976 Ω, tolerance down to ± 1 %, and TCR of ± 100 ppm/°C, ± 200 ppm/°C, and ± 300 ppm/°C. They are optimized as current sensing resistors and shunts in DC/DC converters, voltage regulation modules, and inverters in cell phones, computers, disc driver motor controls, air conditioners, and heat pumps.
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.