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Surface-Mount Aluminum Capacitors operate up to 150°C.

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February 15, 2013 - Available in 6 case sizes ranging from 12.5 x 12.5 x 13 mm to 18 x 18 x 21 mm, 160 CLA Series is designed to meet IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020 soldering guidelines for severe reflow conditions. Polarized aluminum electrolytic capacitors feature max impedance of 0.035 Ω at 100 kHz, ripple current to 1.35 A, and useful life of 2,000 hr at +150°C. Designed with non-solid, self-healing electrolyte, AEC-Q200-qualified units offer capacitance from 100–3300 µF over 16–50 V range.

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63 Lincoln Hwy., P.O. Box 4004, Malvern, PA, 19355, USA

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Vishay Announces New Surface-Mount Aluminum Capacitors

Press release date: February 13, 2013

Vishay Intertechnology Announces New Series of Surface-Mount Aluminum Capacitors With High Temperature Range to + 150 °C, Low "Z" to 0.035 Ω, and High Ripple Current to 1.35 A

Offered in Six Case Sizes, Devices Meet IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020 Soldering Guidelines

MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced a new series of surface-mount aluminum capacitors that combines a high temperature range to + 150 °C with very low impedance, high ripple current, and long useful life. For increased processing flexibility, the Vishay BCcomponents 160 CLA devices meet the rigorous IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020 soldering guidelines for severe reflow conditions.

The capacitors introduced today are available in six case sizes, ranging from 12.5 mm by 12.5 mm by 13 mm to the larger 18 mm by 18 mm by 21 mm. For enhanced performance and reliability, the 160 CLA devices feature a very low "Z," or maximum impedance at 100 kHz, of 0.035 Ω, high ripple current to 1.35 A, and long useful life to 2000 hours at + 150 °C. The capacitors offer capacitance from 100 µF to 3300 µF over a 16 V to 50 V voltage range.

As polarized aluminum electrolytic capacitors with a non-solid, self-healing electrolyte, the AEC-Q200-qualified devices are ideally suited for filtering, smoothing, buffering, and voltage decoupling applications in high-temperature environments.

Typical end products will include automotive power trains and chassis electronics; industrial drives, automation, and equipment for renewable energy; and SMPS units.

The RoHS-compliant 160 CLA capacitors are charge- and discharge-proof, so there is no peak current limitation. For vibration-proof performance, the devices are offered in 4-pin and 6-pin versions.

Samples of the new capacitors are available via Vishay franchised distributors or directly from Vishay. Production quantities will be available in Q2 2013, with lead times of nine to 14 weeks. Pricing depends on case size, values, and volume ordered. For example, budget pricing for a 160 CLA 220 µF, 50 V device for U.S. delivery only is $0.68 USD per piece. Follow aluminum capacitors from Vishay at http://twitter.com/vishayindust.

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 www.vishay.com .

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