VPG Adds Whistler Technology as Distributor for Complete Line of High-Precision Resistors, Strengthens COTS Support in U.K.

  VPG Adds Whistler Technology as Distributor for Complete Line of
  High-Precision Resistors, Strengthens COTS Support in U.K. While Addressing
  Obsolescence and Counterfeiting

Business Wire

MALVERN, Pa. -- March 5, 2013

Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that Whistler
Technology plc, a Mansfield-based supplier of electronic components since
2002, is distributing the complete line of Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR)
Bulk Metal^® Foil resistors throughout the United Kingdom. As a value-added
distributor, Whistler Technology is also providing design-in and technical
support for tailored solutions.

By distributing VFR’s precision resistors, Whistler Technology is cementing
its distribution strength in the military, aerospace, down-hole, and medical
industries while allowing its customers to penetrate new high-reliability
markets. The VFR portfolio includes products in a variety of precision
resistor configurations and package types: discrete resistors and resistor
networks in surface-mount and through-hole (leaded) configurations; customized
chip resistor networks; precision trimming potentiometers; and discrete chips
for use in hybrid circuits.

“In expanding its network of reliable distributors, VFR strengthens its COTS
(commercial-off-the-shelf) support with precision resistor products guaranteed
to be available far into the future with no obsolescence,” said Yuval Hernik,
Senior Director of Application Engineering for VFR. “This eliminates voids in
designer support and removes the pressure on buyers who, in desperation, go to
unauthorized distributors and risk mission failure and company reputation by
opening channels for opportunistic counterfeiters.”

For Whistler Technology’s customers, Bulk Metal Foil resistors offer a TCR of
0.2 ppm/°C over a temperature range of -55 °C to +125 °C, resistance tolerance
to 0.001%, load life stability to 0.0025% for 2,000 hours at 70 °C, thermal
stabilization time less than 1 s (nominal achieved within 10 ppm of steady
state value), low harmonic distortion, and electrostatic discharge (ESD) at
least to 25 kV. The devices include the new series of ultra-high-precision
Bulk Metal Z1-Foil wraparound, surface-mount chip resistors for
high-temperature applications up to +240 °C.

“VFR is pleased to have this opportunity to work with Whistler Technology  and
anticipates a long and close relationship with mutual success for both
companies in the U.K.,” added Hernik. “And high-end electronics manufacturers
will receive the benefits of having genuine high-precision resistor products
more immediately available for prototype development, as well as production,
with all the efficiency of in-country procurement.”

Further information about Vishay Foil Resistors products is available at
www.vishayfoilresistors.com or via E-mail to foil@vishaypg.com. Follow Vishay
Foil Resistors at http://twitter.com/foilresistor.

About Vishay Precision Group

Vishay Precision Group (VPG) is an internationally recognized designer,
manufacturer and marketer of: components based on its resistive foil
technology; sensors; and sensor-based systems specializing in the growing
markets of stress, force, weight, pressure, and current measurements. VPG is a
market leader of Foil Technology Products, providing ongoing technology
innovations in precision foil resistors and foil strain gages, which are the
foundation of the Company’s Force Sensors Products and its Weighing and
Control Systems. The product portfolio consists of a variety of
well-established brand names recognized for precision and quality in the
marketplace. To learn more, visit VPG at www.vishaypg.com.

About VPG Foil Resistors

VPG Foil Resistors, a part of Vishay Precision Group (VPG), produces the most
precise and stable resistors available. Distinguished by the premier brands
Vishay Foil Resistors, Powertron, and Alpha Electronics, the VPG Foil
Resistors portfolio includes discrete resistors and resistor networks in
surface mount and through-hole (fixed-lead) configurations; customized chip
resistor networks; precision trimming potentiometers; and discrete chips for
use in hybrid circuits. These devices are used in applications requiring a
high degree of precision and stability, such as in medical testing equipment,
semiconductor equipment, precision measuring instruments, aerospace, and
military applications. To learn more, visit www.vishayfoilresistors.com.

Contact:

Vishay Precision Group
Marti Spalding, +1 919-374-5515
Director, Global MarCom
Marti.Spalding@vishaypg.com
 
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