Supercapacitors suit portable and handheld applications.

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Comprised of GS and GW Series single- and dual-cell supercapacitors, RoHS-compliant CAP-XX devices solve power delivery problems in applications in which pulsed loads draw greater power than voltage source can comfortably deliver. Low-profile products help reduce voltage drops and dc/dc requirements, protect against voltage transients and EMI, as well as extend battery life, run-time, and stand-by time. GW and GS Series offer capacitance up to 0.4 and 0.7 F at 4.5 V, respectively.

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Tecate Now Offers Cap-XX General-Purpose Supercapacitors for Portable and Hand-Held Applications

Small, Thin Devices Permit Low Temperature Operation and Reduce EMI Noise to Optimize Transmission Reliability and Signal Quality

San Diego, CA, February 22, 2008... Tecate Industries, a leading global supplier of supercapacitors and capacitors, today announced the availability of CAP-XX's ultra-thin G Series of general-purpose supercapacitors. Comprised of the GS and GW Series of single-cell and dual-cell supercapacitors, the RoHS-compliant parts offer an ideal solution to the power delivery limitations of batteries and other current-limited energy sources, including conventional capacitors. These parts, which boast low impedance, a very low profile, and competitive pricing, are well suited for cost-sensitive portable applications. The supercapacitors offer long-life performance at up to 2.3V in the single-cell versions and 4.5V in dual-cell configurations, with two cells connected in series. Both versions operate from -40 degrees C to +75 degrees C while providing the smallest and thinnest form factor for any specified ESR and capacitance.

Featuring a unique nanotechnology construction that packs the highest energy and power densities in a thin, lightweight prismatic package, the G Series is optimal for a wide range of handheld and portable wireless, consumer, and industrial devices. They solve power delivery problems in applications in which pulsed loads draw greater power than the voltage source (typically a battery or current-limited power supply) can comfortably deliver. The Series is most commonly specified in GSM/GPRS/EDGE modems in PCMCIA and CF cards, PCI Expresscards and USB-attached devices, automotive subsystems, wireless modems, autofocus zoom lenses, motor drives in digital cameras, as well as in short-term UPS and telecom systems and renewable energy applications. These supercapacitors reduce voltage drops and DC/DC requirements, and protect against voltage transients and electromagnetic interference to further ensure products' reliability. Moreover, the parts extend products' battery life, run-time and stand-by time, especially in low temperature environments.

The low ESR, high capacitance supercapacitors provide the power to meet peak current loads, while storing enough energy to meet large power surges. The GW Series features a very small 28.5 x 17.0mm footprint and combines high capacitance (C up to 0.4 Farad at 4.5V) with low equivalent-series-resistance (ESR as low as 60 milliohm) in a thin (0.90 to 2.90mm) package.

The GS Series features a small 39.0 x 17.0mm footprint and combines high capacitance (C up to 0.7 Farad at 4.5V) with a very low ESR (as low as 34 milliohm) in the same thin (0.90 to 2.9mm) package. To learn more about the Series of general-purpose supercapacitors, or to order samples, production, or prototype quantities online, visit

While firm pricing is determined according to quantity and Series specified, per piece pricing in quantities of 1,000 for the GS Series ranges from $3.06 to $5.69; GW Series prices range from $3.06 to $5.37. Delivery is from stock to 8 weeks ARO.

About Tecate Industries

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Tecate Industries is a division of the Tecate Group, a global leader in the design, sales, and distribution of capacitors and ultracapacitors, as well as audio and multimedia components and service. The Company specializes in supplying high-quality ceramic high voltage, tantalum, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, together with ultracapacitor cells, to the world's leading OEMs, assemblers, and end users in markets spanning consumer electronics, telecommunications, industrial, military, medical, automotive, transportation and utilities. Founded in 1963, Tecate Industries has long maintained its commitment to provide unparalleled levels of customer service and support, along with state-of-the-industry design and engineering resources. The Company additionally takes pride in offering customers virtually unlimited customization capabilities for unique applications, and maintains a vast global network of sales representatives, and distributors To learn more about Tecate Industries, visit

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