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Vishay, founded in 1962 by Dr. Felix Zandman, began operations with foil resistors and strain gages as its initial product offerings. In 1985, Vishay began an ongoing series of strategic acquisitions to become a broad-line manufacturer of electronic components.

Vishay's acquisitions include such top names as Siliconix, Telefunken, the infrared component business of Infineon, General Semiconductor, Dale, Draloric, Sprague, Vitramon, and BCcomponents (former passive components businesses of Philips Electronics and Beyschlag). Acquisitions also include selected discrete semiconductor and module product lines from International Rectifier®, a tantalum capacitor product line from KEMET, the resistor businesses of Huntington Electric (comprised of Huntington, Milwaukee, Central, and Mills Resistors), and HiRel Systems.

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