SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

October 18, 2012 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Releases Industry's First Wirebondable 1 mm Sq. Thin Film Chip Resistors With High Resistance to 100 Megohms

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - Oct 18, 2012) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced the industry's first wirebondable thin film chip resistors with compact 40 mil by 40 mil (1 mm by 1 mm) footprints to feature high resistance to 100 megohms. The new CS44 series features low TCR down to 50 ppm/°C and tolerances to 0.5 %.

Based on a chromium silicon thin film resistive element, CS44 series devices offer higher density, ohmic values, and performance when compared with their thick film counterparts. The resistors provide excellent stability of 0.1 % for 2,000 hours at rated power and + 70 °C for high-reliability industrial, medical, military, and aerospace equipment. In these applications, the CS44 resistors can save PCB space and reduce weight by replacing several 20 mil by 20 mil resistors.

The CS44 series offers a wide resistance range from 400 kilohms to 100 megohms, very low noise of less than - 20 dB typical, and thermal EMF of less than 0.01 microvolt/°C. The RoHS-compliant devices offer rated power of 0.380 W at + 70 °C, 100 V limiting element voltage, and a - 55 °C to + 155 °C operating and storage temperature range.

Samples and production quantities of the CS44 series are available now, with lead times of 12 weeks for larger orders. Follow thin film resistors 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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