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Thin Film Chip Resistors are 100% lead-free.

Press Release Summary:

Thin Film Chip Resistors are 100% lead-free.

Jun 19, 2014 - Designed with no silver in inner terminations, RNCP Series is impervious to sulfur contamination. Lead-free resistors are available in sizes from 0402 to 1206 with resistance values from 1 Ω to 100 KΩ, depending on size. Thin film element provides power ratings ranging from 0.1 W for 0402 size up to 0.5 W for 1206 size.

Stackpole Electronics, Inc. - Raleigh, NC

Original Press Release

RNCP Series Chip Resistors are 100% Lead Free without Exemption

Press release date: Jun 09, 2014

RALEIGH, NC — Stackpole’s RNCP Series thin film, high power anti-sulfur chip resistors are 100% lead free and do not contain any precious metals, so the material costs will not be greatly affected by the global metals market. This series provides an immediate solution to customers wanting to change over designs to be completely lead free in preparation for the potential upcoming changes to RoHS – at a reasonable cost. Having no silver in the inner terminations means it is impervious to sulfur contamination.

The RNCP Series is available in sizes from 0402 to 1206 and in resistance values from 1 ohm up to 100K ohms depending on size. The robust thin film element provides higher power ratings than usual for a given chip size, ranging from 0.1W for the 0402 size up to 0.5W for the 1206.

Pricing for the RNCP Series varies with size and tolerance and ranges from $1.80 per thousand to $3.20 per thousand in full reel quantities. Contact Stackpole or one of our valued distribution partners for volume pricing. Many popular sizes and values are in stock either from Stackpole directly or through online distribution.

For more information about Stackpole products, contact Stackpole Electronics, Inc. at 2700 Wycliff Road Suite 410, Raleigh NC 27607; phone 919-850-9500; email; or visit the website at

Stackpole Electronics Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of resistors supplying to the worlds largest OEMs, contract manufacturers and distributors. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., the privately held company began manufacturing in 1928 as part of Stackpole Carbon Company in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania. Now affiliated with Akahane Electronics, Stackpole has manufacturing facilities in Japan, Taiwan, China and Mexico; warehousing facilities in El Paso, Hong Kong and Japan; and sales offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Taiwan.