Product News: Electronic Components & Devices

Wirebondable Thin Film Chip Resistors have 40 x 40 mil footprint.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 25, 2012 - Based on chromium silicon thin film resistive element, CS44 series provide stability of 0.1% for 2,000 hr at rated power and +70°C for industrial, medical, military, and aerospace equipment. RoHS-compliant products, with TCR down to ± 50 ppm/°C and tolerances to ±0.5%, feature resistance range of 400 kΩ to 100 MΩ, noise of less than -20 dB typ, and thermal EMF of less than 0.01 µV/°C. Rated power is 0.380 W at +70°C, and limiting element voltage is 100 V.

Original Press Release

Vishay Intertechnology Releases Industry's First Wirebondable 1 mm² Thin Film Chip Resistors with High Resistance to 100 MÙ

Press release date: Oct 18, 2012

MALVERN, Pa. – Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced the industry's first wirebondable thin film chip resistors with compact 40 mil by 40 mil (1 mm by 1 mm) footprints to feature high resistance to 100 MΩ. The new CS44 series features low TCR down to ± 50 ppm/°C and tolerances to ± 0.5 %.

Based on a chromium silicon thin film resistive element, CS44 series devices offer higher density, ohmic values, and performance when compared with their thick film counterparts. The resistors provide excellent stability of 0.1 % for 2,000 hours at rated power and + 70 °C for high-reliability industrial, medical, military, and aerospace equipment. In these applications, the CS44 resistors can save PCB space and reduce weight by replacing several 20 mil by 20 mil resistors.

The CS44 series offers a wide resistance range from 400 kΩ to 100 MΩ, very low noise of < - 20 dB typical, and thermal EMF of < 0.01 µV/°C. The RoHS-compliant devices offer rated power of 0.380 W at + 70 °C, 100 V limiting element voltage, and a - 55 °C to + 155 °C operating and storage temperature range.

Samples and production quantities of the CS44 series are available now, with lead times of 12 weeks for larger orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery starts at $8 per piece. Follow thin film resistors 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