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Vishay Intertechnology to be Key Participant in European Electronic Components Conference


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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

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - September 25, 2000 - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH), will be a key participant in CARTS-Europe 2000, to be held 16-20 October 2000 at theCrowne Plaza Hotel in Brussels, Belgium. Now in its 14th year in Europe, the annual European Passive Components Conference(CARTS-Europe) showcases products, technologies, and market trends that are shaping the global passive-component industry.

Passive components (so-called because they do not amplify DC current or voltage) represent 60% to 90% of the parts in a typical electronic product. They are the "building blocks" needed to support the operation of electronic circuits. CARTS-Europe is the only European event of its kind to focus exclusively on passive electronic components. Vishay's participation in CARTS-Europe 2000 includes a keynote speech by Glyndwr Smith, Assistant to the CEO and Senior Vice President, as well as six symposium papers and two seminars (see list below).

Keynote Speech: "Resistors and Capacitors: A Renaissance"

Symposium Papers:"Foil Resistors Used as Low Energy Electro-pyrotechnic Initiators", "Zero TCR Foil Resistor: Ten-Fold Improvement in Temperature Coefficient", "An Updatee on apacitors for Portable Electronics", "Choosing Capacitors for Reliable Automotive Application", "Reliable In-Circuit Testing of Passives", "Qualification Testing on Ceramic Chip Capacitors for the Automotive Industry"

Seminars: "Component Trends in the Automotive Market", "Trends and New Technology in Telecommunications"

About CARTS-Europe 2000: The annual CARTS events in Europe and North America bring together companies that design, manufacture, and market passive components and the materials used in their manufacture. The events provide unique opportunities to share information about products, technologies, and market trends. CARTS-Europe is sponsored by Electronic Components Institute Internationale (ECII) Ltd., in cooperation with the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS) and Federation of the Electronics Industry (FEI). Information about CARTS-Europe 2000 can be found on the Internet at http://www.ecii-ltd.com.

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