Vishay Intertechnology Inc. announced that its Tantalum Capacitors Division is now qualifying the company's commercial-grade molded tantalum chip capacitors to the Electronic Components Industry Association's (ECIA) EIA-717 specification. By meeting the standard's rigorous testing and screening requirements, Vishay is providing its customers with a secure source for high-performance tantalum products.
Replacing multiple company-specific standards, EIA-717 is designed to simplify the purchasing process by providing a consistent way to compare surface-mount tantalum and niobium capacitors across suppliers. Developed by a committee of engineering experts from both the supplier and user communities, the specification's testing suite includes life tests, thermal shock, biased humidity, temperature stabilities, resistance to solder heat, and more.
An internationally recognized reference for commercial-grade products, qualification to the EIA-717 specification signifies a product's high quality and performance. Vishay's initiative to utilize the standard allows the company's customers to maintain stability in their end products.
More information on Vishay's offering of commercial-grade solid tantalum capacitors can be found at http://www.vishay.com/capacitors/tantalum/tantalum-solid/.