SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

May 16, 2011 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Launches New T16 Series of Tantalum-Cased Wet Tantalum Capacitors for Avionics and Aerospace Applications

New Series Features Glass-to-Tantalum Hermetic Seals, 1.5 V Reverse Voltage Capability, and Enhanced Vibration and Thermal Shock Capabilities

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the release of a new series of tantalum-cased wet tantalum capacitors with glass-to-tantalum hermetic seals. For avionics and aerospace applications, the T16 electrolytic capacitors provide all the advantages of Vishay's SuperTan® series devices, while offering improved reverse voltage and high vibration capability.

The T16 offers enhanced performance with a reverse voltage of 1.5 V at + 85 °C and a high-reliability design with improved vibration (sine: 20 g; random: 27.7 g), thermal shock, and mechanical shock capabilities. This initial release will feature high capacitances from 150 to 680 microfarads in the D case code, and capacitance tolerances of 20 % standard at 120 Hz and + 25 °C, with tolerances of 10 % and 5 % available.

The wet tantalum capacitors are optimized for timing, filtering, energy hold-up, and pulse power applications in power supplies and space and avionics equipment.

The T16 series operates over a temperature range of - 55 °C to + 85 °C, to + 125 °C with voltage derating, and provides low ESR down to 0.70 ohms at 120 Hz and + 25 °C. The capacitors feature standard tin/lead terminations, with RoHS-compliant 100 % tin terminations available, and are offered with standard and extended ratings. Samples and production quantities of the new T16 wet tantalum capacitors are available now, with lead times of 10 weeks for larger orders. Follow tantalum capacitors from Vishay 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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