The term "Thermistor" is derived from the description, "Thermally Sensitive Resistor". NTC (Negative Temperature Coefficient) thermistors are devices that display a decrease in resistance with an increase in temperature. Thermistors are ceramic semiconductors and consist mostly of oxidized metal. During the manufacturing process this metal is sintered at high temperatures. Thermistor characteristics, resistance values and form factors are determined by the production process and the sensor dimensions. NTC thermistors are commonly used as temperature sensors for a wide range of applications requiring temperature measurement and temperature compensation.

SEMITEC'S thermistors are fully compliant with RoHS DIRECTIVE2011/65/EU.

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