Thin Film Chip Inductors cover 100-1,700 MHz frequency.

Press Release Summary:

Providing stable inductance in communications devices, IFCB-0402 and IFCB-0603 are offered in respective 0402 and 0603 case sizes that provide Q values up to 49 at frequencies from 100-1,700 MHz. Model IFCB-0402 provides inductance values from 1.0-22 nH, while IFCB-0603 offers values from 1.0-68 nH. With lead (Pb)-free and RoHS-compliant construction, products have max temperature range of -40 to +125°C and full rated current of 700 or 800 mA @ 1.0 nH.

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Vishays New Thin Film Chip Inductors in Compact 0402 and 0603 Cases Provide Typical Q Values up to 49 at Frequency Range of 100 MHz to 1700 MHz

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - March 30, 2005 - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the release of two new thin film chip inductors in compact 0402 and 0603 case sizes that provide high Q values up to 49 at specified frequencies from 100 MHz to 1700 MHz.

The new Vishay Dale IFCB-0402 and IFCB-0603 are designed to provide stable inductance during high-frequency operation in communications devices such as cell phones, pagers, GPS devices, and wireless LANs, as well as for VCO, TCXO circuit, and RF transceiver modules.

The IFCB-0402 provides inductance values ranging from 1.0 nH to 22 nH, while the IFCB-0603 is available in a range of values between 1.0 nH and 68 nH. Both inductors feature inductance tolerance of 0.3 nH from 1.0 nH to 8.2 nH, with 2% and 5% tolerances available.

With dimensions of 0.039 in. by 0.02 in. [1.0 mm by 0.5 mm] and 0.063 in. by 0.031 in. [1.60 mm by 0.80 mm] and height profiles of 0.013 in. [0.32 mm] and 0.018 in. [0.45 mm], respectively, the lightweight IFCB-0402 and IFCB-0603 allow for design of smaller end products for communications markets. They feature a lead (Pb)-free and RoHS-compliant construction and are compatible with reflow or flow soldering.

The inductors are rated for operation over a temperature range of -40 C to +125 C with no load and for -40 C to +80 C at full rated current, which at 1.0 nH reaches 700 mA for the IFCB-0402 and 800 mA for the IFCB-0603.

Samples and production quantities of the new inductors are available now. Lead time for production quantities is six to eight weeks.

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, 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 25,000 people. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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