Devices Combine Advanced Sulfur Resistance With High Power Ratings to 2.0 W for Automotive and Industrial Applications

MALVERN, Pa. — Jan. 30, 2017 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released a new series of sulfur-resistant long side termination thick film chip resistors optimized for automotive and industrial applications.

For high sulfur environments, resistors in the AEC-Q200-qualified Vishay Draloric RCA‑LS e3 series feature a patented construction that provides a sulfur withstand ability in accordance with ASTM B809‑95, tested at an advanced level of 90 °C for 1,000 hours. The devices' wide terminals enable high power ratings up to 2.0 W.

RCA-LS e3 series resistors are available in five compact case sizes to save space on densely packed PCBs: 0406, 0612, 1020, 1218, and 1225. The devices offer a resistance range from 1 Ω up to 2.2 MΩ with tolerances of ± 1 % and ± 5 %, TCR of ± 100 ppm/K and ± 200 ppm/K, and an operating voltage range from 50 V to 200 V. The resistors are RoHS-compliant and halogen-free.

Samples and production quantities of the RCA-LS e3 series are available now, with lead times of eight to 10 weeks. Pricing for U.S. delivery starts at $0.135 per piece.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 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

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