Stackpole extended their RNCF0402 size NiCr precision chip resistor, increasing the power rating to 0.1W for resistance values from 4.7 ohms to 255K for 0.1% tolerances and 25 ppm TCR.
As electronics continue to downsize and add functionality, there is a consistent need for smaller and more precise chip resistors. If the application requires both small size and high power handling, then finding suitable precision resistors may be challenging.
The improved power rating allows the RNCF0402 to be used for applications that may normally require an 0603 or 0805 size chip resistor enabling downsizing and making added functionality much easier.
The excellent precision, and small size of the RNCF makes it a popular choice for a wide range of consumer electronics, computer and telecom equipment, measurement systems, instrumentation, medical monitoring, and high end commercial audio devices.