Wet Tantalum Capacitor provides range of 3,300-72,000 µF.

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Utilizing SuperTan® hybrid cathode technology, HE3 features ESR of 0.035 W at +25°C and 1 kHz. It offers ±20% standard capacitance tolerance at 120 Hz and +25°C, with tolerances of ±10% also available. Housed in all tantalum, hermetically sealed case, capacitor operates over temperature range of -55 to +85°C and is optimized for energy-storage and pulse power applications in avionics and military devices.

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Vishay Releases New HE3 Wet Tantalum High-Energy Capacitor With Ultra-High Capacitance Range Of 3300 uF To 72000 uF

Device Utilizes SuperTan® Technology to Provide Low ESR of 0.035 W

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - July 9, 2007 - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the release of a new wet tantalum high-energy capacitor that offers the highest capacitance of any similar device on the market. The HE3 features a unique case design with SuperTan® technology for improved reliability and performance in high-energy applications.

Optimized for energy-storage and pulse-power applications in high-reliability avionics and military devices, Vishay's HE3 is housed in an all tantalum, hermetically sealed case, and is manufactured to withstand high stress and hazardous environments.

The design features a unique double seal for improved reliability and performance, while providing a capacitance range of 3300µF to 72000µF, the highest capacitance per unit volume of any wet tantalum capacitor.

The HE3 represents a major breakthrough in wet tantalum capacitor technology by utilizing Vishay's proven SuperTan hybrid cathode technology in combination with industry-leading anode designs. Its ESR is a very low 0.035W at +25°C and 1kHz.

The new capacitor operates over a temperature range of -55°C to + 85°C. It offers a ±20% standard capacitance tolerance at 120Hz and +25°C, with tolerances of ±10% also available.

Samples and production quantities of the new HE3 wet tantalum high-energy capacitor will be available in June 2007, with lead times of approximately 8 to 10 weeks for larger orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery ranges from $250 to $750 each.

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). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. Its product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and ability to provide "one-stop shop" service have made Vishay a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.

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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. Tel: +1 (610) 251-5287
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