Capacitors feature leadframeless, face-down termination.

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Suited for signal processing and power management applications in portable electronic systems, 298D MicroTan(TM) SMT tantalum capacitors provide capacitance values from 1 µF at 16 V to 47 µF at 4 V in 0603 and 0805 footprints. They offer capacitance tolerance of ±20%, voltage ratings from 4-16 WVdc, and 0.01 CVdc leakage values. Rated for use from 55 to 85°C, products can be operated to +125°C with voltage derating and feature RoHs-compliant terminations.

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Vishays New Solid Tantalum Chip Capacitor Features Leadframeless, Face-down Termination for Portable Consumer Electronic Applications

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA May 17, 2006 Giving designers a new source of small-footprint capacitors for mobile electronic systems, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the release of a family of leadframeless tantalum capacitors with face-down terminations.

Vishay's new 298D MicroTan (TM) surface-mount capacitors provide capacitance values from 1 µF at 16 V to 47 µF at 4 V in the small 0603 and 0805 footprints, requiring less printed circuit board space and thus enabling smaller, more stylish end products.

Ideal for signal processing and power management applications in mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 devices, the 298D devices offer a capacitance tolerance of ±20%, voltage ratings from 4 WVDC to 16 WVDC, low ESR, and 0.01 CV DC leakage values.

The new devices are rated to operate over the temperature range of 55° C to +85° C, and can be operated to +125° C with voltage derating. Offering lead (Pb)-free and RoHs-compliant terminations, the 298D capacitors are provided in 8-mm tape and reel packaging available per EIA-481-1 and reeling per the IEC 286-3.7 inch [178 mm] standard.

Samples of the 298D MicroTan tantalum capacitors are available now. Production quantities will be available in June 2006 with lead time of eight weeks for larger orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery in 10,000-piece quantities starts at $0.100 per piece.

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). Vishay's components can be found in products manufactured in a very broad range of industries worldwide. Vishay is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, and has operations in 17 countries employing over 26,000 people. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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