MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today announced that the Vishay BCcomponents 196 HVC ENYCAP™ series of hybrid ENergY storage capacitors has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards in the category of “Passive & Electromechanical Product of the Year.” Offering designers exceptional flexibility and enhanced charge and discharge performance for energy harvesting and power line backup applications, the ENYCAP series features the best energy/volume rating in the industry and is available with a wide variety of layouts, capacitance values, and voltage ratings.
Presented by Electronics Weekly magazine, the Elektra Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals and companies across the European electronics industry. Selected by an independent panel of judges, award winners in 20 categories will have demonstrated best practices in key areas, including innovation, sales growth, and employee motivation. Finalists in the “Passive & Electromechanical Product of the Year” category were chosen based on their technical innovation in design, use of materials, and packaging techniques.
The ENYCAP series offers up to six cells and capacitance values from 4 F to 90 F, with stacked through-hole, surface-mount flat, and lay flat configurations featuring pins, tabs, and connectors. Voltage ratings range from 1.4 V up to 8.4 V. Its unique technology does not require cell balancing and provides soft charging characteristics < 1 A and low leakage current after 24 hours (IL) from 0.03 mA to 0.24 mA.
The ENYCAP devices fill a market gap in the energy/power spectrum between electric double layer (EDL) capacitors and conventional batteries. EDL capacitors deliver a considerable amount of power in a short amount of time, while batteries store energy in an efficient way. ENYCAP capacitors provide better energy density than supercapacitors and higher power density than batteries in applications where a different trade-off between these two parameters is important.
Award winners will be announced at the Elektra Awards Dinner, taking place in London on Nov. 24 at the Lancaster London hotel.
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 www.vishay.com.
ENYCAP is a trademark of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
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