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Vishay Intertechnology Launches First Hi-Rel COTS Solid Tantalum Capacitors With Metal Case and Hermetic Sealing

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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today introduced a new TANTAMOUNT(R) Hi-Rel COTS series of surface-mount solid tantalum chip capacitors for military and avionics applications. The industrys first such devices to feature a metal case and hermetic sealing to meet the requirements of MIL-STD-202, Method 112, Condition A, the Vishay Sprague T25 series offers low ESR down to 180 m at +25 ^0C and 100 kHz and is available with surge current testing options in accordance with MIL-PRF-55365.

The devices released today are optimized for timing applications in avionics and munitions systems. For these critical applications, the capacitors offer high reliability with burn-in at rated voltage for a minimum of 40 hours, while their hermetic sealing eliminates any moisture sensitivity.

Offered in the D case code, T25 devices feature a capacitance range from 22 uF to 330 uF over voltage ratings from 16 V to 50 V; capacitance tolerances of +/- 10 % and +/- 20 %, and an operating temperature range of -55 ^0C to +85 ^0C, to +125 ^0C with voltage derating. RoHS-compliant, the capacitors are available with 100 % tin or tin / lead terminations.

Samples and production quantities of the new T25 series are available now, with lead times of 12 to 16 weeks for larger orders.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 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. Vishays 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

TANTAMOUNT is a registered trademark of Vishay Intertechnology.

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