The NCP series negative temperature coefficient thermistors now offer a ±0.5% tolerance option. According to the company, ±0.5% tolerance is critical in apps where operation close to the maximum operating temperature is necessary, as it helps prevent the maximum temperature from being exceeded due to tolerance variation. Allegedly, this makes the NCP series suitable for use in air conditioning systems, power supply/cooling/thermal management systems, and automotive temperature sensing applications. The ±0.5% tolerance option is available for 0402 and 0603 sizes. Volume prices are $0.12 (NCP15 series, 0402 size) and $0.15 (NCP18 series, 0603 series) each. MURATA ELECTRONICS NORTH AMERICA INC., Smyrna, GA. (770) 436-1300.