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Vishay Precision Group to Highlight Performance Differences of Major Resistor Types in Upcoming Free Webinar
MALVERN, Pa. — July 24, 2013 — Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) and element14 will present a live webinar titled “There is More to Resistor Precision than Meets the Eye” on July 31. The 60-minute event, which begins at 3 p.m. GMT (10 a.m. Eastern in the USA), will cover the electrical properties and stress factors of all three major resistor types: thick film, thin film, and Bulk Metal® Foil.
“These resistors may look similar and in some case the specifications may also appear similar,” says Rod Myall, senior application engineer for Vishay Foil Resistors, who will be among the webinar presenters. “But each technology has a very different construction resulting in major performance differences.”
The July 31 session will explore these differences by explaining the theory behind the resistor technologies and the conditions that can affect and influence resistors during their operational life, and by providing a few demonstrations of comparative resistor performance, with particular attention to temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) and power coefficient of resistance (PCR). After the presentation, a link will be provided to see more demonstrations.
The webinar is free, with advance registration is required at
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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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