Vishay Intertechnology’s RCP Series Thick Film Chip Resistors Offer High Thermal Conductivity for Power to 22 W in New 0505, 0603, and 2512 Case Sizes

MALVERN, Pa., July 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today announced that its RCP series of thick film chip resistors for high-power, surface-mount RF applications is now available in the compact 0505, 0603, and 2512 case sizes. The Vishay Dale devices offer very high thermal conductivity for power ratings up to 22 W with active temperature control.

Optimized for many applications in the automotive, aerospace, military, industrial, and telecom markets, RCP series resistors feature a stable thick film resistive element on an aluminum nitride (AlN) substrate and an epoxy encapsulation. In addition to the new case sizes, the existing 1206 case has been enhanced to offer a rating of 2.4 W with a standard board mount. The devices feature an operating temperature range from -55 °C to +155 °C.

RCP series resistors offer a resistance range from 10 Ω to 2 kΩ, tolerance of ± 2 % and ± 5 %, and TCR of ± 100 ppm/°C. For improved solderability, the devices are available with tin/lead and lead (Pb)-free wraparound terminations over a nickel barrier. The resistors are compliant with RoHS directive 2011/65/EU and halogen-free according to the JEDEC JS709A definition.

Device Specification Table:

Part numberCase sizePower rating (active
temperature control)
Power rating (standard
board mount) P25 °C
RCP050505055.0 W1.4 W
RCP060306033.9 W1.5 W
RCP1206120611 W2.4 W
RCP2512251222 W3.5 W

Samples and production quantities of the RCP resistors are available now, with lead times of eight weeks for larger orders.

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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For more information please contact: Vishay Intertechnology Andrew Post, +1 610 251-5287

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