Sprague is well known for developing the first tantalum capacitors and introducing the first surface-mount tantalum chip capacitors. Vishay acquired its tantalum capacitor division from Sprague in 1992. Vishay Sprague continues the commitment to innovation through the ongoing development of higher performance tantalum capacitors in a wide range of sizes.
Vishay is the number one manufacturer of wet tantalum and conformal-coated capacitors worldwide. Vishay Sprague has the broadest range of tantalum capacitors offered by any manufacturer with devices that also include conformal coated and molded surface-mount styles, as well as both radial and axial through-hole products, covering a wide range of automotive, consumer, industrial, and telecommunications as well as very high-performance applications.