Vishay Intertechnology TransZorb(R) TVS Offer Tighter +/- 3.5% Breakdown Voltage Tolerance for Precise Breakdown Voltage, High Peak Surge Current, and Low Clamping Voltage

MALVERN, Pa., July 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today introduced a new series of surface-mount TransZorb® transient voltage suppressors (TVS) in the low-profile DO-214AA package. Vishay General Semiconductor SMBJXXD series TVS achieve ± 3.5 % breakdown voltage tolerance and very low reverse leakage current. Compared to previous-generation devices, the new series offers excellent clamping features with higher peak pulse surge current and lower clamping voltage for better input protection of IC devices.

SMBJXXD series TVS are designed to protect sensitive electronics against voltage transients induced by inductive load switching and lightning. The devices are ideal for DC adapter power line protection, power supply snubber circuits, and general voltage surge protection in consumer, computer, industrial, and telecommunication equipment.

Available with unidirectional polarity, the SMBJXXD series consists of 47 TVS with stand-off voltages from 5 V to 188 V. The devices offer a temperature range from -55 °C to +150 °C and meet the MSL Level 1 standard, per -STD-020, LF maximum peak of 260 °C. Ideal for automated placement, the TVS are RoHS-compliant and halogen-free.

Samples and production quantities of the new SMBJXXD series are available now, with lead times of eight weeks for large 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

TransZorb is a registered trademark of Vishay Intertechnology.

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Link to product datasheets: (SMBJ5.0D thru SMBJ188D)

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For more information please contact: Vishay Intertechnology Peter Henrici, +1 408 567-8400 or Redpines Bob Decker, +1 415 409-0233

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