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Bulk Metal® Foil Technology introduction video


Vishay Foil Resistors –– a part of the VPG Foil Resistors product group incorporating world class brands Alpha Electronics and Powertron — stands for unparalleled precision, stability, and reliability. Our resistor portfolio encompasses a wide variety of configurations and packages designed to surpass the requirements of even the most demanding applications.


Our unique Bulk Metal® Foil technology outperforms all other resistor technologies. Continuously refined since its introduction in 1962, this ultra- precision technology provides extremely low temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) and exceptional long-term stability through temperature extremes. The Vishay Foil Resistors portfolio includes discrete resistors and resistor networks in surface-mount and through-hole (leaded) configurations, precision trimming potentiometers, and discrete chips for use in hybrid circuits, with customized chip resistor networks and arrays available.


We continue to develop, manufacture, and market new types of Bulk Metal Foil resistors, including military-established reliability components (EEE-INST-002, DLA, CECC, ESA, ER, QPL, etc.) and devices for high-temperature applications.