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Kory Schroeder
Product Engineering Manager
Stackpole Electronics Inc.

New series features smaller size and higher power ratings...


RALEIGH, NC (November 12, 2008) - Stackpole Electronics, Inc. today announced the release of the RNS series, an ultra-miniature thru-hole axial leaded film resistor. This extension of the popular RN series utilizes a proprietary metal film resistive element that has the capability of handling ˝ watt, 1 watt, and 2 watt power ratings in packages that are two sizes smaller than the standard axial leaded case size. This advancement allows design engineers to downsize current designs to create smaller products or products with added features.

The new RNS series is capable of resistance values from 1 ohm up to 1 Meg, of tolerances down to 0.5% and TCR's as low as 25 ppm. The RNS standard coating is flame proof and it is 100% RoHS compliant. The RNS series is available in standard tape and reel packaging in 5000 pcs increments for the RNS ˝ and 1, and 2500 pcs for the RNS 2. Pricing varies with size, tolerance, TCR, and resistance value, but ranges typically from $28 per thousand for the RNS 1/2, to $38 per thousand for the RNS 1, to $51 per thousand for the RNS 2 in minimum quantities. Volume pricing will vary; contact Stackpole Electronics, Inc. for details.

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.