SOURCE: Vishay Precision Group

Vishay Precision Group

January 27, 2011 11:00 ET

Media Alert: VPG to Present Tutorial on Precision Resistors and ESD Issues at 2011 CMSE Conference

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - January 27, 2011) - Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that Kip Reiner and Aaron Ram from the Vishay Foil Resistors applications engineering team will give a technical seminar on "Selecting Precision Resistors to Avoid Unforeseen Stress Factors," with an emphasis on ESD issues, at the 15th annual CMSE Conference.

Reiner is senior field design engineer (FDE) and Ram is senior application engineer at Vishay Foil Resistors.

This premier conference on the use of components in military and space electronics is being held Feb. 7-10 at the LAX Radisson Hotel in Los Angeles. The conference focuses on the selection, application, reliability assurance, testing, and failure analysis of all types of mil spec and COTS electronic components, subsystems, and circuit boards, while providing engineers with the practical knowledge they need to select the best solutions for their applications. Complete information about the conference is available at

In the Vishay Foil Resistors presentation, which will include demonstrations of various resistor technologies, Reiner and Ram will explore the primary factors that influence resistor stability in real-world environments and how these can depart from the specifications published in datasheets. The effects of temperature (TCR and power TCR), pulses, SNR, CMRR, CTE (coefficient of thermal expansion) of the PCB, ESD, thermal EMF, and other parameters will be covered. A demonstration that illustrates in real time the differences between Bulk Metal® Foil, thin film, thick film, and wirewound resistor technologies -- including their ESD properties -- will conclude the presentation.

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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    Vishay Precision Group Contact:
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    Director, Global MarCom
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