About Vishay Intertechnology
Broad-Line Manufacturer of Electronic Components
Vishay Intertechnology was founded in 1962 by Dr. Felix Zandman, with a loan from his cousin Alfred P. Slaner. The Company was named after Dr. Zandman’s ancestral village in Lithuania, in memory of family members who perished in the Holocaust. The Company’s initial product portfolio consisted of foil resistors and foil resistance strain gages. In 1985, having grown from a start-up into the world’s leading manufacturer of foil resistors and strain gages, the Company began an ongoing series of strategic acquisitions to become a broad-line manufacturer of electronic components. Today, Vishay Intertechnology is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components.
As Vishay Intertechnology grew through innovations and acquisitions, its resistive foil technology products became non-core businesses. In 2010, Vishay Intertechnology spun off these non-core businesses into an independent company listed on the New York Stock Exchange: Vishay Precision Group (NYSE: VPG).
Vishay Intertechnology is focused on a plan for intensified organic growth based on accelerated development of new products and technologies as well as improved market penetration. Important areas of new product development include MOSFETs (high-voltage E series, mid- voltage ThunderFET®, low-voltage TrenchFET® Gen IV), power modules (IGBTs), miniaturized packages for TMBS® and FRED Pt® rectifiers, power inductors (high-current, high-temperature IHLP®), custom magnetics, high-power current sense resistors (Power Metal Strip®), and various mid- and high-power capacitors. Improved market penetration, apart from providing new products to the market more quickly, is based on increasing manufacturing capacities for key product lines to better support customers, especially during periods of peak demand. Vishay’s growth plan calls for increasing resources for R&D, process engineering, product marketing, and the technical sales force. Vishay’s organic growth will be complemented by small to mid-size acquisitions of specialty businesses.
Vishay, a leader in technology during five decades, is very well positioned to provide components for new macroeconomic growth drivers such as connectivity, mobility, and sustainability. Through its R&D, process engineering, and product marketing programs, it generates a steady stream of innovative components to help designers create new generations of end products such as wireless charging systems, tablet and ultrabook computers, electric power steering and start/stop systems for automobiles, energy exploration equipment, and wind and solar power systems.
Global Industry Leader
Vishay Intertechnology components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay has manufacturing plants in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Israel, as well as sales offices worldwide.
Vishay Intertechnology has a diverse portfolio of semiconductors and passive components, including diodes, MOSFETs (metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors), optoelectronic products, selected integrated circuits (ICs), resistors, inductors, and capacitors. This enables it to provide “one-stop shop” service and offer many different parts for each customer design. Its innovations in technology, successful acquisition strategy, superior product quality, and “one-stop shop” service to customers have made the Company a global industry leader.
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Market and Technology Leader
• Power rectifiers
• Low-voltage power MOSFETs
• Infrared components
• Wirewound and other power resistors
• Leaded film resistors
• Thin film SMD resistors
• Wet and conformal-coated tantalum capacitors
• Capacitors for power electronics
Vishay Intertechnology Products
Vishay Intertechnology manufactures several kinds of discrete semiconductors. These typically perform a single function, such as switching, amplifying, rectifying, or transmitting electrical signals. Vishay Intertechnology also manufactures selected ICs, which combine the functions of multiple components on a single chip, as well as modules, which include multiple components in a single package.
Vishay Intertechnology’s semiconductors portfolio includes MOSFETs (low-voltage, medium-voltage, and high-voltage), ICs (both power and analog), a wide range of diodes and rectifiers, and many different types of optoelectronic products. The Company is a market and technology leader in power rectifiers, low-voltage power MOSFETs, and infrared components.
Vishay General Semiconductor
Power MOSFETs and ICs
Vishay Siliconix power semiconductors help customers create differentiated, energy-efficient designs by providing precise power delivery, high-density power management, and extended battery life for high- and low-voltage applications. Since its founding over 50 years ago, Vishay Siliconix has invested in technology advances and business disciplines to enable high-quality and environmentally friendly solutions for consumer, industrial, communications, computing, automotive, and medical applications.
The state-of-the-art Vishay Siliconix portfolio includes power MOSFETs, power conversion ICs, analog switches, and power management ICs across a large range of voltages and in many different package types to provide customers with a menu of solutions to optimize their designs. Vishay Siliconix power MOSFETs and ICs are used to manage, switch, and convert power in electronic devices. Innovations include breakthroughs in silicon, packaging, and manufacturing processes. By continually reinventing its flagship TrenchFET® technology, Vishay Siliconix has produced generation after generation of best-in-class performance levels.
Vishay Siliconix power MOSFETs span from 5 V to 1000 V to support a wide variety of uses. Power ICs integrate multiple power control functions to meet a wide range of design challenges. Packaging inventions for both MOSFETs and power ICs have produced ever higher levels of integration, size optimization, and thermal capabilities that play a key role in helping Vishay’s customers to offer more competitive, high-tech designs.
Diodes and Rectifiers
Diodes are used in a wide range of electronic systems to route, switch, and block radio frequency (RF) signals. Vishay Intertechnology diodes include Schottky, switching, PIN, and Zener diodes, as well as products for transient voltage suppression (TVS), electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) filtering. Rectifiers convert alternating current (AC) into direct current (DC), a unidirectional current required for operation of many electronic systems. Vishay Intertechnology rectifiers, including patented TMBS® and FRED Pt® devices in low-profile eSMP® packages, save space, reduce power losses, and improve efficiency in computing, automotive, industrial, telecommunications, and other applications. The Vishay Intertechnology diodes and rectifiers portfolio also includes power modules, which integrate multiple electronic components.
Vishay Intertechnology’s optoelectronics portfolio includes infrared (IR) receivers used in consumer electronics for remote control and in industrial applications for long-range sensing of objects; optocouplers and solid-state relays to optically isolate high-voltage sources from low-voltage control circuitry found in industrial applications like motor control loop feedback, control of valves, and solenoids, and to drive high-voltage IGBTs and MOSFETS; and infrared emitters for TV remote controls, 3D TV synchronization, automotive adaptive cruise control and heads-up-displays, smoke detectors, and a host of industrial applications. The optoelectronics product portfolio also includes phototransistors and PIN photodiodes to detect visible and infrared light; reflective and transmissive optical sensors to determine the presence or proximity of objects and for encoding applications; LEDs for a variety of automotive and industrial lighting applications; and infrared transceivers for short-range, wireless data transfer.
Vishay Intertechnology is a market and technology leader in several categories of the passive components used in virtually all electronic systems. Passive components from Vishay Intertechnology are used to store electrical charges, to limit or resist electrical current, and to help in filtering, surge suppression, measurement, timing, and tuning applications.
Passive Component Brands
Vishay HiRel Systems
Vishay Thin Film
Resistors are used in all electronic circuits to restrict current flow. Vishay Intertechnology is a market and technology leader in many types of resistors. Resistive products manufactured by Vishay Intertechnology include single (discrete) resistors based on thin film, thick film, metal electrode leadless face (MELF), metal oxide film, plastic film, carbon film, and wirewound technologies, as well as resistor networks and arrays, in which multiple resistors are combined in a single package. Vishay Intertechnology also manufactures non-linear resistors, which suppress voltage increases due to temperature and voltage changes, as well as potentiometers, trimmers, sensors, and resistive transducers.
Vishay Intertechnology innovations include industry-first Power Metal Strip® resistors for precision current monitoring of sensitive circuits, such as those in electric power meters, industrial systems, and automotive electronic controls for engines, transmissions, and pollution reduction systems. Patented WSL® and WSR® Power Metal Strip resistors are ideal for all types of current sensing, voltage division, and pulse applications.
Other innovative products include industry-first precision thin film surface-mount resistor networks with custom circuit capabilities, thick film power resistors with compact footprints that are ideal for use in wind power systems, and more.
Inductors and Other Magnetics
Vishay Intertechnology inductors and transformers are used in a wide variety of applications, from RF signal filtering to DC/DC power conversion. With an offering that ranges from miniature chip inductors to complex, multi-terminal devices, Vishay Intertechnology has one of the broadest standard product lines of any magnetics manufacturer. Vishay Intertechnology is recognized as a market leader in custom magnetics used in implantable medical devices, instrumentation equipment, avionics and aerospace controls, and other end products.
Vishay Intertechnology innovations include patented IHLP® inductors, which feature higher frequency operation, higher current ratings, and smaller sizes than competing devices. These inductors are used primarily in power supplies, but also extensively in computing, telecommunications, and automotive applications.
Vishay Intertechnology also provides crystals, oscillators, and specialized coaxial and edgeboard connectors.
Capacitors are used in almost all electronic circuits to store energy and discharge it when needed. Applications include power conversion, DC-linking, frequency conversion, bypass, decoupling, and filtering. Vishay Intertechnology is a market and technology leader in wet tantalum and conformal-coated tantalum chip capacitors, as well as capacitors for power electronics. It is also one of the largest manufacturers of molded tantalum SMD capacitors.
Types of capacitors manufactured by Vishay Intertechnology include tantalum (both solid and wet), ceramic (both multilayer chip and disc), film, power, heavy-current, and electrolytic aluminum. Vishay Intertechnology capacitors range from tiny surface-mount devices for hearing aids and mobile devices to large heavy-current capacitors used in industrial applications.
Vishay Intertechnology innovations include metallized film power capacitors with the highest RMS current rating for their size in the industry, non-magnetic multilayer ceramic chip capacitors optimized for use in MRI equipment and other end products, MICROTAN® tantalum capacitors with proprietary multi-array packaging (MAP) that provides a significant reduction in DC leakage and better stability, the industry’s first wet tantalum capacitors in true surface-mountable molded packages for mission-critical applications, and more.