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Inductors serve as high-performing, space- and power-saving solutions for VRM

Malvern, PA — December 10, 2004 – Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it has extended its IHLP family of low-profile, high-current inductors with two new devices offering inductance ranges of 0.1 μH to 2.2 μH (IHLP-2525EZ-05) and 3.3 μH to 10 μH (IHLP-2525EZ-01).

With the lowest DCR/μH for their respective package sizes, the new IHLP inductors serve as high-performing, space- and power-saving solutions for voltage regulator module (VRM) and dc-to-dc converter applications in end products including next-generation mobile devices; notebooks, desktop computers, and servers; automotive systems; low-profile, high-current power supplies and point of load (POL) converters; distributed power systems; and field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).

The IHLP-2525EZ-05 and IHLP-2525EZ-01 inductors measure 0.255 in. by 0.270 in. [6.47 mm by 6.86 mm] with a maximum height profile of 0.197 in. [5.0 mm]. Both occupy the standard 2525 footprint shared by lower-profile IHLP devices while providing higher rated current and lower DCR values.

The new devices are specified for saturation currents ranging from 10 A to 70 A, typical DCR values ranging from 0.81 m-ohms to 53.3 m-ohms, and maximum DCR values ranging from 0.93 m-ohms to 56 m-ohms. The two inductors feature ±20% inductance tolerance.

Like other devices in the IHLP family of inductors, the IHLP-2525EZ-05 and IHLP-2525EZ-01 handle high transient current spikes without saturation and operate over a frequency range up to 5 MHz. Packaged in a 100% lead (Pb)-free, shielded, composite construction that reduces buzz noise to ultra-low levels, the new devices are specified for an operating temperature range of -55°C to +125°C with high resistance to thermal shock, moisture, mechanical shock, and vibration.

Samples and production quantities of the new inductors are available now. Lead time for production quantities is six to eight weeks. Pricing for U.S. delivery only in 10,000-piece quantities is $0.70 for the IHLP-2525EZ-01 and $0.65 for the IHLP-2525EZ-05.

Vishay, a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, transistors, optoelectronics, and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, and transducers). The Company's components can be found in products manufactured in a very broad range of industries worldwide. Vishay is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, and has operations in 17 countries employing over 26,000 people.

Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., 1505 East Highway 50, P. O. Box 180, Yankton, South Dakota 57078. Tel: +1 605-665-9301

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