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New Vishay Intertechnology Sign Goes Up in Silicon Valley


 
For more information:
Media contact -  Andrew Post, Sr. Manager, Global Communications
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Fax:  1.610.889.9429 
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MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - April 8, 1999 - The Siliconix sign along Highway 101 in Santa Clara, Calif., is a well-known Silicon Valley landmark that dates back over a quarter century. The original Siliconix Incorporated sign was replaced in February 1993. Recently, a brand new Vishay sign has gone up in its place. This new sign, seen by tens of thousands of motorists every day, brings the Vishay name to Silicon Valley for the first time. Siliconix is a company of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., manufacturer of the world's broadest line of discrete electronic components.

The installation along Highway 101 of the new Vishay sign is the culmination of a process that started in March 1998, when Vishay, headquarted in Malvern, Pa. (a suburb of Philadelphia), acquired the semiconductor business unit of TEMIC Telefunken Microelectronics GmbH of Heilbronn, Germany, and 80.4 percent of Siliconix (NASDAQ: SILI), a TEMIC subsidiary, from TEMICs parent company, Daimler-Benz. With the addition of Telefunken and Siliconix, Vishay can now supply both passive and discrete semiconductor components to its customers, thereby providing one-stop shopping for virtually all their discrete electronic component needs.

In addition to installing the new Highway 101 sign in Santa Clara, Siliconix has replaced older signs located near its front gate at 2201 Laurelwood Road and in front of the main building entrance. This new signage in Santa Clara is the most visible aspect of a worldwide corporate identity program by Vishay that includes new exterior and interior signage at its facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia; new product marketing materials and stationery; and enhanced Web site communications.

We are excited to unveil the new signage to the community," said Dr. Felix Zandman, Chairman and CEO of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. "It is important for our customers to get to know the new Vishay, which has been strengthened by our recent acquisition of Siliconix." Added Dr. King Owyang, president of Siliconix, "We are working hard to provide one face to our customers. The new signage is an important achievement in building our new identity."

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These 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’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.

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For more information:
Media contact -  Andrew Post, Sr. Manager, Global Communications
Phone:  1.610.251.5287 
Fax:  1.610.889.9429 
E-mail:  andrew.post@vishay.com