OnChip ESD0402 Press Release

OnChip Introduces Ultra Small 1-channel ESD Protection TVS Diodes in 0402 Size Molded Plastic Packages

Packaged in miniature 2-lead DFN (SMD) these ESD diodes are specifically designed to provide contact discharge protection for portable consumer electronics at levels as high as 8kV when tested to the IEC61000-4-2 International Standard

Santa Clara, CA, July 31, 2008 – OnChip Devices, a world leader in Integrated Passive Devices (IPD), has introduced a miniature diode with a case size of 0402 or 1mm x 0.6mm and with a package height of 0.5mm. The ESD0402-01FR has back-to-back diodes for bi-directional AC signals and is designed for use in +/-5V environment. It can safely dissipate ESD strikes of ±8kV contact discharge per the requirements of the IEC 61000-4-2 international standard. The small size DFN-2 package makes this device ideal for space sensitive portable electronics such as Cell Phones, Digital Cameras, PDAs, MP3 players and GPS Handsets. At less than 1uA, its leakage current is among the lowest in the industry. This is an important factor in battery-powered portable devices,. The diode also offers a low breakdown voltage of 9V (typical) and reliably protects electronics systems against transients and ESD events. It is compliant with RoHS 2002/95/EC and WEEE 2002/96/EC.

“Miniaturization continues to be a key factor in consumer electronics and OnChip has become a significant partner to major OEMs worldwide in developing state-of-the-art ESD products to meet their stringent needs.” said Ashok Chalaka, President & CEO on OnChip Devices. “Our diodes offer small footprints and maximum reliability to ensure their systems are properly protected against ESD and Transient Voltages. At OnChip, we are setting the standards in the industry by offering diodes that are the smallest with the highest levels of ESD protection.”

Availability and Pricing
The OnChip ESD0402-01FR is available immediately worldwide and the production pricing is $0.035. Developed at OnChip Devices’ Santa Clara facility, these components adhere 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.