SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

December 01, 2011 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Announces Industry's First Wraparound Thick Film Chip Resistor With Operating Temperature to + 230 deg. C and Storage Temperature to + 245 deg. C

Device Offers Wide Resistance Range From 0.1 Ohm to 100 Megohms in 0603, 0805, 1206, and 2010 Case Sizes

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - Dec 1, 2011) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new high-temperature, surface-mount, wraparound thick film chip resistor. For down-hole drilling applications, the CHPHT is the industry's first such device to offer an operating temperature range from - 55 °C to + 230 °C and a storage temperature range of - 55 °C to + 245 °C.

Optimized for multi-chip modules (MCM) in down-hole drilling instrumentation, the high-temperature capabilities of the CHPHT resistor allow for the extraction of petroleum at deeper depths. Offered in 0603, 0805, 1206, and 2010 case sizes (with other sizes available upon request), the resistor offers a wide resistance range from 0.1 ohm to 100 megohms; tolerances of 1 %, 2 %, and 5 %; and power dissipation of 12.5 mW to 100 mW at + 230 °C.

The Vishay Sfernice resistor released today is available with gold terminations for compatibility with high melting point (HMP) processes (less than 1 micron thick) for temperatures up to + 245 °C and with tin/silver terminations for operating temperatures up to + 200 °C. The device is compliant to RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC and halogen-free according to the IEC 61249-2-21 definition.

Samples and production quantities of the CHPHT are available now, with lead times of 13 weeks for larger orders. Follow Vishay thick film resistors at

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 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

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