Vishay Intertechnology Releases 12 New 45 V TMBS® Trench MOS Barrier Schottky Rectifiers in Power TO-220AC, ITO-220AC, and TO-263AB Packages for PV Solar Cell Bypass Protection

Devices Feature Wide Range of Current Ratings From 10 A to 40 A and VF Down to 0.51 V Typical at 20 A

MALVERN, Pa. — Jan. 9, 2012 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today expanded its offering of TMBS® Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers with 12 new 45 V devices in three power package options that feature a wide range of current ratings from 10 A to 40 A. With extremely low forward voltage drops down to 0.51 V typical at 20 A, the rectifiers are optimized for use in solar cell junction boxes as bypass diodes for protection.

The devices released today include the single-chip V(B,F)T1045BP, V(B,F)T2045BP, V(B,F)T3045BP, and V(B,F)T4045BP. Each device is offered in the power TO-220AC, ITO-220AC, and TO-263AB packages.

All rectifiers feature a 200 °C maximum junction temperature in DC forward current without reverse bias (t ≤ 1 hour). The devices are compliant to RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC and WEEE 2002/96/EC.

The TO-263AB package offers a moisture sensitivity level (MSL) of 1, per J-STD-020, LF maximum peak of 245 °C. The TO-220AC and ITO-220AC packages feature solder bath temperatures of 275 °C maximum, 10 s, per JESD 22-B106, and are halogen-free according to the IEC 61249-2-21 definition.

Samples and production quantities of the new 45 V TMBS rectifiers are available now, with lead times of eight weeks for larger orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery starts at $0.50 per piece for the 10 A device in quantities below 10,000. Follow TMBS rectifiers from Vishay Intertechnology at

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 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

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