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Kory Schroeder
Product Engineering Manager
Stackpole Electronics Inc.

Offering the highest resistance values, highest voltage handling, lowest TCR’s, and tightest tolerances in the industry ...


RALEIGH, NC (Mar. 9, 2009) – Stackpole Electronics, Inc. announces an expansion to the HVC series of high voltage chip resistors. The award winning HVC series uses a different method of depositing the thick film resistance material on the substrate. This proprietary process yields a resistance element that is many times more stable, less noisy, and is capable of much higher voltages and resistance values as compared to most other high voltage resistors currently available. The new absolute maximum voltage ratings by chip size are as follows: 2512 rated up to 25KV, 2010 rated up to 20KV, 1206 rated up to 15KV, 0805 rated up to 10KV, and the 0603 rated up to 5KV. While this voltage handling capability is impressive, what is equally impressive is the very low VCR’s of down to 1 ppm per volt, TCR capability of 25 ppm, and tolerances of down to .5% all of which have been previously thought impossible for thick film technology.

Applications for this product cover a wide range of medical applications, high voltage power supplies, personal protection devices, night vision goggles, baggage scanning equipment, instrumentation, and power and phone distribution safety circuitry.

The HVC series is available in standard tape and reel packaging on 7 inch reels. Pricing varies greatly with size, tolerance, TCR, and resistance value, but ranges typically from $.40 each to around $4.00 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.