PRESS RELEASE

RCD Offers ‘0402’ Size Multilayer Chip Inductors

Manchester, New Hampshire (USA) – September 11, 2001 – RCD Components Inc., a leading manufacturer of Resistors, Caps & Coils, and Delay lines has announced the release of their ‘0402’ size multilayer surface mount chip inductor. RCD’s new inductor chip measures only 0.039” long X 0.02” wide, designated MLI0402 (Multi Layer chip Inductor) is amongst the smallest known multilayer inductor in the industry.

RCD understands the need for smaller precision surface mounts, until now the industry was forced to use much larger sizes. We’re now able to offer precision in the smallest inductor sizes, formerly this type was only available in package sizes almost double our new miniature '0402' size.

Al Arcidy VP Marketing

RCD’s type ‘MLI0402’ offers a performance level equivalent to much larger chips, designed specifically for today’s demanding high frequency applications. Available in a wide inductance range from 1nH to 27nH, and tolerances from 3% to 20% makes this part suitable for almost all applications. Combining RCD’s expertise in the field of ultra-precision resistors, with the latest in automated chip resistor production, enables their pricing to be comparable with competitions larger surface mount inductors. Typical pricing is less than $.035 each in larger production volumes.

For samples or detailed product information, contact RCD Components Inc., at 520 East Industrial Park Drive, Manchester, NH USA 03109. Phone: (603) 669-0054, Toll Free Order Hot Line: (877) RCD-COMP, Fax: (603) 669-5455. The specifications for this product may also be accessed at www.RCDcomponents.com or by dialing RCD’s “Fax on Demand” service at (603) 669- 0054 ext. 602. (document # 111)

For more information regarding pricing and delivery or for assistance with customer-specific designs please contact RCD at +1-603-669-0054 or sales@rcdcomponents.com.

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About RCD Components:

Acknowledged worldwide for service and engineering excellence, RCD Components Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of Resistors, Capacitors, Coils, and Delay lines. RCD, founded in 1973, continues to be one of the fastest growing passive component manufacturers due to its ABZED™ ABsolute ZEro Defect program, wide range of standard and customized products, and short leadtimes resulting from its billion-piece inventory and unique SWIFT™ service for delivery of non-stock items in as little as 3 days. RCD is a key supplier of passive components to the commercial, military, and aerospace industries and is a winner of the BBB’s Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics in the Large Company category and also selected as New Hampshire’s Business of the Year (Manufacturing/Technology). Additional information about RCD can be found at www.RCDcomponents.com.