Solid Tantalum Chip Capacitors have low-profile design.

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Supplied in case sizes down to 0805 with profiles from 0.8–1.0 mm, molded MICROTAN® solid tantalum chip capacitors of TL8 series offer capacitance-voltage ratings from 3.3 µF-35 V to 220 µF-4 V and standard capacitance tolerances of ±10% and ±20%. RoHS-compliant products, featuring lead (Pb)-free, L-shaped facedown terminations, operate from -55 to +85°C (+125°C with voltage derating), and help save board space in handheld, battery-operated consumer electronics.

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Vishay Intertechnology Introduces MICROTAN® Solid Tantalum Chip Capacitors with Low Profiles from 0.8 mm to 1.0 mm in Small Case Sizes Down to 0805

For Space-Constrained Consumer Electronics, New Devices Offer High CV Ratings From 3.3 µF-35 V to 220 µF-4 V

MALVERN, Pa. -- Jan. 21, 2013 -- Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of molded MICROTAN® solid tantalum chip capacitors for space-constrained consumer electronics. TL8 series devices employ a high-volumetrically efficient packaging solution to enable the industry's highest capacitance-voltage ratings in small case sizes down to 0805 with low profiles from 0.8 mm to 1.0 mm.

Vishay Sprague TL8 capacitors are offered in a variety of compact EIA standard footprints, including the 0805 (2.0 mm by 1.25 mm), A case (3.2 mm by 1.60 mm), and B case (3.50 mm by 2.80 mm). The devices feature high capacitance-voltage ratings from 3.3 µF-35 V to 220 µF-4 V, standard capacitance tolerances of ± 10 % and ± 20 %, and an operating temperature range of - 55 °C to + 85 °C, or + 125 °C with voltage derating.

With their small case sizes and low profiles, the TL8 capacitors save board space for bulk capacitance, energy storage, filtering, and decoupling in the next generation of ultra-thin smartphones and other handheld, battery-operated consumer electronics. In addition, the devices' high voltage ratings are ideal for OLED displays.

The capacitors' lead (Pb)-free, L-shaped facedown terminations offer better mechanical and electrical contact to the solder pad than traditional facedown-style terminations. The RoHS-compliant devices conform to Vishay's "Green" standards and are available in 8 mm tape and reel packaging per EIA-481.

Samples and production quantities of the TL8 capacitors are available now, with lead times of 10 weeks for larger orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery only starts at $0.08 per piece. Follow tantalum capacitors 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

MICROTAN is a registered trademark of Vishay Intertechnology.

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