OnChip ESD2200 Press Release

OnChip Devices introduces TVS Diode Arrays with the Highest ESD Protection Level Available in the Industry

Packaged in miniature SOT23, SOT143 & SC70 (SMD) these ESD TVS diodes are ideally suited for space sensitive applications requiring contact discharge protection as high as 30kV when tested to IEC61000-4-2 Internation Standards

Santa Clara, CA, May 30, 2008 – OnChip Devices, a world leader in Integrated Passive Devices (IPD), has introduced a family of miniature TVS diodes with very high protection levels from electrostatic discharge (ESD). The ESD2200 device safely dissipates ESD strikes of ±30kV contact discharge, well beyond the maximum requirements of the IEC 61000-4-2 international standard. It is offered in 2, 3, 4, and 5 channels and has superior electrical performance. In spite of the exceptionally high ESD level, this device exhibits a relatively low input capacitance of under 20 pF. This diode capacitance also provides some EMI filtering, when used in combination with a PCB trace or series resistor.

Portable devices such has Mobile Handsets, PC/Notebooks, MP3 Players, PDAs, etc. are becoming increasingly susceptible to ESD failures since they predominantly use integrated circuits (IC) with sub-micron geometries and low working voltages. Protecting these devices with silicon based ] TVS diodes has become an essential part of the product’s reliability. ESD2200 offers clamp voltage as low as 10V which virtually eliminates IC latch-up and soft errors.

“The introduction of the ESD2200 diodes is another significant highlight in OnChip’s brief history. Within a very short span, we have established ourselves as an industry leader in Integrated Passive Devices.” said Ashok Chalaka, President & CEO. “OnChip continues to rapidly increase it’s product portfolio in the ever expanding ESD protection market. We have launched a major product every month since November 2007 and we plan to continue with our aggressive product roadmap.”

Availability and Pricing
The OnChip ESD2200 is available immediately worldwide and the production pricing ranges from $0.06 to $0.15 depending on the number of channels and the package type. Developed at OnChip Devices’ Santa Clara facility, these components are produced to the highest quality standards.

About OnChip Devices
OnChip Devices head-quartered in Santa Clara, CA is a global leader in Integrated Passive Devices. With it’s own silicon fabrication facility and strong partnerships with full turn-key assembly houses in Asia, OnChip is offering state-of-the-art silicon and ceramic solutions for High-brightness LED, Computing and Consumer Electronics.