SOURCE: Vishay Precision Group

Vishay Precision Group

April 13, 2011 11:00 ET

Media Alert: Vishay Precision Group's Kip Reiner and Aaron Ram to Present Supplier Update at 2011 Space Parts Working Group

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2011) - Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that Kip Reiner and Aaron Ram from the Vishay Foil Resistors applications engineering team will present a supplier update at the 40th annual Space Parts Working Group (SPWG). Being held on April 26 and 27 at the Doubletree Hotel Torrance/South Bay in Torrance, Calif., the SPWG is an international forum for resolving problems with high-reliability electronic parts for space applications.

Taking place on April 27 at 3:45 p.m., Reiner and Ram's presentation will discuss the use of resistors in aerospace applications, and explore the advantages and disadvantages of the three most widely used precision resistor technologies -- thin film, wirewound, and Bulk Metal® Foil. They will demonstrate that of these technologies, the new generation of Bulk Metal® Foil resistors from Vishay Precision Group offers the lowest noise and TCR, and highest stability and speed.

Reiner and Ram will go on to present relevant testing protocols developed by space customers that may be used as a basis for testing components, including the EEE-INST-002 guidelines. Developed by NASA, the EEE-INST-002 guidelines are flexible enough to accept any technology and part type, and Vishay Foil Resistors has responded with more than five specifications suggested for these types of critical projects.

Further information and online registration for the Space Parts Working Group is available here:

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About Vishay Foil Resistors
Vishay Foil Resistors is a division of Vishay Precision Group, producing the most precise and stable type of resistors available. The portfolio comprises products in a variety of resistor configurations and package types to meet the needs of a wide range of applications: discrete resistors and resistor networks in surface mount and through-hole (leaded) configurations; customized chip resistor networks; precision trimming potentiometers; and discrete chips for use in hybrid circuits. The foil resistors and current sensors are used in applications requiring a high degree of precision and stability, such as in medical testing equipment, high performance audio equipment, precision measuring instruments and aerospace and military applications.

About Vishay Precision Group
Vishay Precision Group (VPG) produces sensors based on precision resistive foil technology, and sensor-based systems. It provides vertically integrated products and solutions for multiple growing markets in the areas of stress, force, weight, pressure and current measurements. As a spin-off from Vishay Intertechnology, VPG's decades-long track record encompasses innovations in foil precision resistors, current sensors, and strain gages, which have served as a foundation for VPG's more recent expansion into strain gage instrumentation, load cells and transducers, weighing modules and complete systems for process control and on-board weighing. Vishay Precision Group may be found on the Internet at

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