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Vishay Draloric

Vishay Draloric is a leading brand for MELF resistors and ceramic capacitor products. The Vishay Draloric product portfolio also includes thin film flat chip resistors, leaded film and wirewound resistors, and large ceramic power capacitors.

In 1900 in Germany, Mr. Philip Rosenthal, as a sideline to his established business of porcelain tableware, started to manufacture ceramics for electronic applications. Starting in 1910, these were also made in Selb, Germany. In 1936 this electronic ceramics activity was separated from Rosenthal AG and made part of a joint venture with AEG named Rosenthal Isolatoren GmbH, or "RIG".

The RIG name lasted until 1974, when AEG took over all of RIG and renamed it "CRL" because of its portfolio of passive components. The name was changed again in 1974 to Draloric Electronic GmbH.

With the acquisition of Draloric Electronic GmbH by the electronics division of Corning Glass Works in 1981, the name was changed to Corning-Draloric, which lasted until its acquisition by Vishay Intertechnology in 1987.

Vishay Draloric is a leading brand for MELF resistors and ceramic capacitor products. The Vishay Draloric product portfolio also includes thin film flat chip resistors, leaded film and wirewound resistors, and large ceramic power capacitors.

As part of Vishay Intertechnology, Draloric Electronic has had production sites in Israel since 1989 and in the Czech Republic since 1991.

Draloric competitors Roederstein GmbH (resistors and capacitors) and Vitramon GmbH (capacitors only) were acquired by Vishay Intertechnology in 1993 and 1994, respectively, and merged with Draloric Electronic GmbH, which has its headquarters in Selb. Since then, the name Vishay Draloric has been used as a brand name for resistor products.