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Diverse Markets

Vishay supports customers in virtually every major market sector. Types of components manufactured by Vishay are found inside the electronic products and systems used every day, around the world.

Automotive

Components manufactured by Vishay are used in a broad range of automotive systems including engine control and injector systems; fuel pump control; exhaust emission control; steering, braking, and active safety control; transmission; stop/start; lighting; airbag control; heating/ventilation/air conditioning; infotainment; C2X connected car communications; advanced driver assistance; navigation; and battery management. Vishay components are used in systems in electric and hybrid electric vehicles such as traction inverters, integrated electrical machines, battery management, battery charging, and energy recuperation. Vishay manufactures many components that can withstand high temperatures and peak transients and are ideal for use in under-the-hood applications and highervoltage environments.

Automotive

Components manufactured by Vishay are used in a broad range of automotive systems including engine control and injector systems; fuel pump control; exhaust emission control; steering, braking, and active safety control; transmission; stop/start; lighting; airbag control; heating/ventilation/air conditioning; infotainment; C2X connected car communications; advanced driver assistance; navigation; and battery management. Vishay components are used in systems in electric and hybrid electric vehicles such as traction inverters, integrated electrical machines, battery management, battery charging, and energy recuperation. Vishay manufactures many components that can withstand high temperatures and peak transients and are ideal for use in under-the-hood applications and highervoltage environments.

Industrial

Vishay components help manage and convert power, support power backup and energy harvesting solutions, drive and control motors, sense temperature, provide current measurement, and perform other tasks in factory automation, high-power furnaces, machine-tomachine communications, electric power grid and power distribution systems, wind and solar power systems, and smart meters. Components from Vishay are also used in oil and gas exploration equipment, trains, escalators and elevators, heating and air conditioning systems, test and measurement equipment, lighting ballasts, smoke detectors, power tools, welding equipment, 3D printers, manufacturing and logistics robotic systems, and other industrial equipment and systems. Vishay components are well suited for the Industry 4.0 transition and the Internet of Things, which provides vital links in a wide range of industrial applications.

Industrial

Vishay components help manage and convert power, support power backup and energy harvesting solutions, drive and control motors, sense temperature, provide current measurement, and perform other tasks in factory automation, high-power furnaces, machine-tomachine communications, electric power grid and power distribution systems, wind and solar power systems, and smart meters. Components from Vishay are also used in oil and gas exploration equipment, trains, escalators and elevators, heating and air conditioning systems, test and measurement equipment, lighting ballasts, smoke detectors, power tools, welding equipment, 3D printers, manufacturing and logistics robotic systems, and other industrial equipment and systems. Vishay components are well suited for the Industry 4.0 transition and the Internet of Things, which provides vital links in a wide range of industrial applications.

Power Supplies

Adapters, converters, battery chargers, and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) handle electric current from main power grids and batteries and adjust and control it for use by a wide variety of devices — from small, portable products to large industrial equipment. Power supplies must meet various power quality, efficiency, energy saving, and safety regulations. Their capabilities range from very low (milliwatts) to very high (kilowatts). Vishay components are used in rectification; power factor correction; galvanic insulation; temperature sensing, storage, and transformation; EMI suppression; inrush protection; and other applications in power supplies.

Power Supplies

Adapters, converters, battery chargers, and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) handle electric current from main power grids and batteries and adjust and control it for use by a wide variety of devices — from small, portable products to large industrial equipment. Power supplies must meet various power quality, efficiency, energy saving, and safety regulations. Their capabilities range from very low (milliwatts) to very high (kilowatts). Vishay components are used in rectification; power factor correction; galvanic insulation; temperature sensing, storage, and transformation; EMI suppression; inrush protection; and other applications in power supplies.

Military and Aerospace

Vishay manufactures one of the industry’s broadest lines of military-qualified resistors and capacitors, as well as a number of other components that meet the stringent needs of military and aerospace customers for high-reliability performance. Components manufactured by Vishay are used in applications in flight, cockpit, and cabin equipment in aircraft and helicopters; unmanned aerial systems; drones; navigation and weather satellites; radar and sonar units; radio and satellite communications; guidance systems; deep space exploration; and more. For example, Vishay diodes, rectifiers, thermistors, LCD displays, and inductors are used in flight control computers.

Military and Aerospace

Vishay manufactures one of the industry’s broadest lines of military-qualified resistors and capacitors, as well as a number of other components that meet the stringent needs of military and aerospace customers for high-reliability performance. Components manufactured by Vishay are used in applications in flight, cockpit, and cabin equipment in aircraft and helicopters; unmanned aerial systems; drones; navigation and weather satellites; radar and sonar units; radio and satellite communications; guidance systems; deep space exploration; and more. For example, Vishay diodes, rectifiers, thermistors, LCD displays, and inductors are used in flight control computers.

Computing

Vishay components are found in notebooks, tablets, desktop computers, embedded systems, solid-state discs, switches and routers, and network servers. They manage power, filter out unwanted electrical signals, provide ESD protection, enable power backup, and perform other important circuit functions. In portable computing devices, they convert power; monitor power usage; extend battery life; enable short-range, two-way, wireless connectivity; and support other functions. They also are found in peripherals including printers, photocopiers, and wireless chargers. Vishay advantages include high surge current capabilities, high power ratings, power efficiency, and long life.

Computing

Vishay components are found in notebooks, tablets, desktop computers, embedded systems, solid-state discs, switches and routers, and network servers. They manage power, filter out unwanted electrical signals, provide ESD protection, enable power backup, and perform other important circuit functions. In portable computing devices, they convert power; monitor power usage; extend battery life; enable short-range, two-way, wireless connectivity; and support other functions. They also are found in peripherals including printers, photocopiers, and wireless chargers. Vishay advantages include high surge current capabilities, high power ratings, power efficiency, and long life.

Telecommunications

Vishay passive components and semiconductors are used in portable devices and telecommunications infrastructure. Vishay components for handheld telecommunications devices and wearables support a number of functions including radio frequency modulation, power amplification, transmission, receiving, charge control, DC/DC conversion, load control, sensing, audio signal conditioning, and peripheral connectivity. For example, Vishay components improve efficiency and increase battery life in smartphones. In modern 4G and 5G systems, high-frequency resistors and capacitors are used for signal filtering and impedance matching. Vishay components also are used for EMI filtering, line card protection, and other applications in transmission systems, base stations, and access infrastructure.

Telecommunications

Vishay passive components and semiconductors are used in portable devices and telecommunications infrastructure. Vishay components for handheld telecommunications devices and wearables support a number of functions including radio frequency modulation, power amplification, transmission, receiving, charge control, DC/DC conversion, load control, sensing, audio signal conditioning, and peripheral connectivity. For example, Vishay components improve efficiency and increase battery life in smartphones. In modern 4G and 5G systems, high-frequency resistors and capacitors are used for signal filtering and impedance matching. Vishay components also are used for EMI filtering, line card protection, and other applications in transmission systems, base stations, and access infrastructure.

Consumer

Types of components manufactured by Vishay are used in lighting and in home appliances and systems including air conditioners, washing machines and dryers, refrigerators and freezers, robotic vacuum cleaners, and lawn mowers. They are used in smart home and home automation systems to control lights, switch appliances, and monitor and regulate heating and air conditioning equipment. In addition, they are found in entertainment and lifestyle products including TVs, e-book readers, game consoles, virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) devices, set-top boxes, smart watches, fitness bands, and more. For example, Vishay components are used in LCD TVs for power conversion, EMI filtering, rectification, power factor correction, analog/digital signal switching, audio amplification, interface protection, infrared receiving, and gesture recognition.

Consumer

Types of components manufactured by Vishay are used in lighting and in home appliances and systems including air conditioners, washing machines and dryers, refrigerators and freezers, robotic vacuum cleaners, and lawn mowers. They are used in smart home and home automation systems to control lights, switch appliances, and monitor and regulate heating and air conditioning equipment. In addition, they are found in entertainment and lifestyle products including TVs, e-book readers, game consoles, virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) devices, set-top boxes, smart watches, fitness bands, and more. For example, Vishay components are used in LCD TVs for power conversion, EMI filtering, rectification, power factor correction, analog/digital signal switching, audio amplification, interface protection, infrared receiving, and gesture recognition.

Medical

High tech medical electronics play an important role in people’s lives. From large equipment such as X-ray machines and MRI systems to smaller devices such as hearing aids and finger pulse rate monitors, medical products and systems use types of components manufactured by Vishay. These components are used in nerve stimulators, pacemakers, defibrillators, patient monitoring systems, instrumentation equipment, communications equipment, blood pressure cuffs, blood glucose meters, and more. Vishay is a leading manufacturer of telemetry coils for pacemakers and defibrillators and transformers for defibrillators, as well as capacitors for implantable devices and hearing aids.

Medical

High tech medical electronics play an important role in people’s lives. From large equipment such as X-ray machines and MRI systems to smaller devices such as hearing aids and finger pulse rate monitors, medical products and systems use types of components manufactured by Vishay. These components are used in nerve stimulators, pacemakers, defibrillators, patient monitoring systems, instrumentation equipment, communications equipment, blood pressure cuffs, blood glucose meters, and more. Vishay is a leading manufacturer of telemetry coils for pacemakers and defibrillators and transformers for defibrillators, as well as capacitors for implantable devices and hearing aids.