Vishay Power Metal Strip Resistor Named as Top-10 Power Product by Electronic Products China Magazine

4-Terminal, 1 W Current Sensing Resistor Is Industry's First in Compact 0612 Package to Feature Low Resistance Range From 0.5 mW to 5 mW

MALVERN, Pa. - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that its WSK0612 four-terminal, 1 W surface-mount Power Metal Strip® resistor was chosen as a winner in Electronic Products China magazine's 10th Annual Top-10 Power Product Awards.

The editors of Electronic Products China evaluated hundreds of products launched in the previous year on the basis of innovative design, significant advancement in technology or application, and substantial achievement in price and performance. Vishay's WSK0612 resistor was selected because of its innovation and demonstrated success in current sensing, voltage division, and pulse applications.

The Electronic Products China Top-10 Power Product Awards were presented during the 2012 Power Technology Conference in a ceremony held on Sept. 20 at The Presidential Hotel Beijing. Alice Wei, sales account manager at Vishay's Beijing office, accepted the award on behalf of Vishay.

The complete list of winners is available at the following Web address:

Manufactured using proprietary techniques that result in extremely low resistance values, the WSK0612 is the industry's first 4-terminal, 1 W current sensing resistor in the compact 0612 package size to offer a resistance range from 0.5 mÙ to 5 mÙ. The small size of the WSK0612 allows it to replace larger current sensing resistors, saving space on the circuit board that in turn will enable creation of smaller and lighter products for the consumer.

The WSK0612 features a durable all-welded construction with a solid metal nickel-chrome or manganese-copper alloy resistive element with low TCR (< 20 ppm/°C). RoHS-compliant, the resistor offers high-temperature performance to + 170 °C and low thermal EMF of < 3 ìV/°C.

Link to product datasheet: Follow Power Metal Strip 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

Power Metal Strip is a registered trademark of Vishay Intertechnology.

Vishay Contact:

Andrew Post

Senior Manager, Global Communications

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Telephone: 1 610 251-5287

Fax: 1 610 889-9429


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