Vishay ESD Protection Diode Saves Space

Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has released a bidirectional symmetrical (BiSy) single-line ESD protection diode for portable electronics in an ultra-compact CLP0603 package. Measuring 0.6 mm x 0.3 mm with a very low height of 0.27 mm, the Vishay Semiconductors VBUS05B1-SD0 offers ultra-low capacitance and leakage current for the protection of high-speed data lines and antennas…

Newark element14 Adds Vishay Optocouplers

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14 has expanded its portfolio of optocouplers from Vishay Intertechnology, a world leader in discrete semiconductors; diodes, MOSFETs and selected ICs, and passive electronic components; resistors, inductors, and capacitors. The VOW Widebody high-isolation and high-creepage optocoupler family is designed for high-voltage use such as alternative energy and industrial applications including solar inverters, motor drives, welding equipment, isolated industrial…

Vishay Offers Space-Saving Rectifiers

Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has introduced 27 new 4 A to 10 A FRED Pt Hyperfast and Ultrafast recovery rectifiers in the compact, low-profile SMPC (TO-277A) eSMP series package. The AEC-Q101-qualified rectifiers feature extremely fast and soft recovery characteristics with low leakage current and low forward voltage drop, and reduce switching losses and over-dissipation in automotive and…

Vishay MC AT Resistors Meet AEC-Q200 Qualification

Malvern, Pa. — To meet the growing demand for AEC-Q200-qualified parts, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that its MC AT professional series of automotive thin film chip resistors is now AEC-Q200-qualified over its entire resistance range from 1 Ω to 1 MΩ. Designed to deliver stability under harsh environmental conditions in automotive and industrial applications,…

New Components Meet Designer, Buyer Requirements

Electronic component manufacturers are developing more and more new devices that serve double-duty roles – helping designers simplify and speed up their designs while reducing the bill of materials (BOM) and overall systems cost for the procurement teams. Here’s a sampling of some of the latest devices that play dual roles, including switching regulators, motor…

Vishay Combines Proximity, Ambient Light Sensing

Malvern, Pa. — The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. offers a new AEC-Q101-qualified, fully integrated proximity and ambient light optical sensor with an industry-high operating temperature range to +105 °C. The VCNL4020X01 combines an IR emitter, a photo-pin-diode for proximity, an ambient light detector, a signal processing IC, and a 16-bit ADC in one small 4.8…

Mobile App Links to Vishay’s Featured Products

Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the availability of a Vishay app for the Apple iPad® that makes it easy for users to access the company’s Super 12 and Engineer’s Toolbox collections of industry-leading semiconductor and passive devices. Vishay’s Super 12, selected yearly from the company’s many thousands of products, brings together a…

Vishay to Acquire Capella Microsystems

Malvern, Pa. –Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., (NYSE: VSH), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components, today entered into an agreement to acquire Taiwan based Capella Microsystems Inc. (GreTai Securities Market: 3582) for approximately NT$6,051 million or US$205 million. Capella is a fabless IC design company specializing in optoelectronic products. “It…

Acquisitions Dominate the IP&E Market

In last month’s IP&E Market Insider newsletter, I noted that it was very likely that we would see more interconnect, passive, and electromechanical (IP&E) component manufacturers focused on high-performance product development to offset dwindling margins in their commodity businesses as well as more targeted acquisitions of niche companies that give them entry into higher end…