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VPG’s Richard Zuratt and Kip Reiner to Present on Precision Foil Resistors at CARTS International 2014
MALVERN, Pa. — March 3, 2014 — Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that Kip Reiner, senior field design engineer for the Vishay Foil Resistors (VFR) brand, and Richard Zuratt, senior R&D engineer and the popular host of numerous VFR videos, will present a convincing demonstration of the respective capabilities of different precision resistor types at the CARTS International 2014 conference being held March 31 to April 3 at The Biltmore in Santa Clara, Calif.
As part of their presentation "The Difference in Stability Between Major Resistors Technologies,” Reiner and Zuratt will provide a unique 3D visualization of thick film, thin film, and Bulk Metal® Foil technologies that will allow the audience to understand their differences in a concrete way. Following this the audience will watch magnified real-time views of each actual resistor type as Reiner and Zuratt subject them to discharge pulses from a heavy-duty capacitor—with stunning results.
“It is no exaggeration to say this demonstration drew gasps from the audience when it was presented earlier this year at the JEDEC JC-13 meeting in Las Vegas,” said Yuval Hernik, senior director of application engineering for VFR. “We think even the most jaded engineers who think they’ve seen everything will be impressed by this exceptional demo.”
"The Difference in Stability Between Major Resistors Technologies” is part of a technical seminar taking place March 31 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. It will include a discussion of how different manufacturers can and do attach different meanings to terms like “tolerance,” “TCR,” and “TCR Tracking" in datasheets. Reiner and Zuratt will explore what these terms really mean and the pitfalls of vague, exaggerated, and incomplete specs — with the goal of helping designers reach the fundamentals in a precision resistor datasheet within a few minutes.
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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
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
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