SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

March 24, 2011 13:13 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Releases Industry's First Green, RoHS-Compliant (Without Any Exemptions) Thick Film Rectangular Chip Resistor in 0603, 0805, and 1206 Case Sizes

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - March 24, 2011) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced the industry's first green, RoHS-compliant (without any exemptions) thick film rectangular chip resistor. Offering a completely lead (Pb)-free resistor body with pure tin solder contacts and a metal glaze on a high-quality ceramic, the RCG e3 is AEC-Q200 qualified and provides stability of 1 % for 1,000 hours at + 70 °C in three case sizes.

Currently, Exemption #5 in the RoHS compliance procedure allows for lead (Pb) in the resistor body. However, to provide an environmental protection level above the current RoHS requirements, designers need to utilize green, RoHS-compliant products without any exemption. The RCG e3 allows designers to meet the tough demand for completely lead (Pb)-free thick film resistors in consumer, computer, automotive, industrial, and telecom equipment.

Available in the 0603, 0805, and 1206 case sizes, the RCG e3 offers TCR of ± 100 ppm/K and 200 ppm/K, a resistance range from 1 ohm to 10 megohms and 0 ohm jumper, and resistance tolerance of 1 % and 5 %. The device features rated power dissipation from 0.100 W to 0.250 W and an operating voltage range of 75 V to 200 V.

Samples and production quantities of the RCG e3 are available now, with lead times of six to eight weeks for standard 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, rectifiers, transistors, and optoelectronics and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sensors, and transducers). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. Its product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and ability to provide "one-stop shop" service have made Vishay a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

Link to datasheet: (RCG e3)

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