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Kory Schroeder
Product Engineering Manager
Stackpole Electronics Inc.

Precision resistor product expansion to cover a wider range of application needs...


RALEIGH, N.C. (May 5, 2008) - Resistor manufacturer Stackpole Electronics, Inc. (www.seielect.com) announces a significant expansion to their RNC 50, 1210 chip size SMD resistor series. Among the additions are the capability to do 10 ppm and 5 ppm TCR’s, the ability to provide .05% and .01% tolerances, the expansion of the available resistance value range up to 2.5 Meg ohms and down to 1 ohm. The 1210 chip size previously was extremely limited in what it could provide. The new additions round out the RNC series as a complete and cost effective SMD precision resistor solution.

The RNC series is a precision Nichrome thin film resistor product. It is available now in sizes from 0201 up to 2512, in resistance values from 1 ohm up to 3 Meg ohms, in TCR’s as low as 5 ppm and tolerances as low as .01%. Consult the online data sheet for the most accurate information on size, resistance value, tolerance, and TCR combinations available.

The latest additions to the RNC make it one of the most comprehensive precision thin film Nichrome resistor products in the industry. Among the applications for this type of resistor would be instrumentation, metering, monitoring and measurement equipment, digital scales, test equipment, high speed communications systems, medical devices, precision dispensing equipment, car and home audio equipment, calculators, hearing aids, laptop computers, handheld video cameras and other portable electronic devices.

The RNC is available in standard 7 inch tape and reel packaging and is 100% RoHS compliant. Pricing varies greatly with size, resistance value, tolerance, and TCR but ranges generally from $34 per thousand to $1.20 each.

For more information about Stackpole products, contact Stackpole Electronics Inc. at 2700 Wycliff Road, Suite 410, Raleigh, N.C. 27607; phone 919-850-9500; fax 919-850-9504; email marketing@seielect.com; or visit the Web site at www.seielect.com.

Stackpole Electronics Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of resistors supplying to the world’s largest OEMs, contract manufacturers and distributors. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., the privately held company began manufacturing in 1928 as part of Stackpole Carbon Company in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania. Now affiliated with Akahane Electronics, Stackpole has manufacturing facilities in Japan, Taiwan, China and Mexico; warehousing facilities in El Paso, Guadalajara, Hong Kong and Japan; and sales offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Taiwan.