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European Electronic Components Conference Featured Presentations by Vishay Intertechnology


 
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MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - October 27, 2000 - In the year 2000, worldwide market demand for resistors, capacitors, and magnetics is expected to exceed $21.6 billion.Dramatic changes in passive electronic component technology make possible products for consumers and industry that areincreasingly smaller, faster, and more complex. These facts and others were noted by participants from Vishay Intertechnology,Inc. (NYSE: VSH), and other companies at CARTS-Europe 2000, held 16-20 October at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Brussels, Belgium.

In the year 2000, worldwide market demand for resistors, capacitors, and magnetics is expected to exceed $21.6 billion.Dramatic changes in passive electronic component technology make possible products for consumers and industry that areincreasingly smaller, faster, and more complex. These facts and others were noted by participants from Vishay Intertechnology,Inc. (NYSE: VSH), and other companies at CARTS-Europe 2000, held 16-20 October at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Brussels, Belgium.

CARTS-Europe 2000 highlighted the rapid evolution of resistors, capacitors, magnetics, and other electronic "building blocks"used in virtually all products containing electronic circuits, from cell phones to computers to cars to medical equipment tosatellites. It brought together companies that design, manufacture, and market passive electronic components, as well as majororiginal-equipment manufacturers such as Agilent Technologies, Alcatel, DaimlerChrysler, Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia, Nortel,and Panasonic.

The event included a market overview by Dennis Zogbi of the Paumanok Group, a forum on trends and new technologies, and symposium papers from a wide range of technical experts. Participation by Vishay included two seminars, six papers, and thekeynote address, presented by Glyndwr Smith, Assistant to the CEO and Senior Vice President. Vishay papers focused onpassive-component testing and use in the telecommunications, computer, automotive, and other industries. CARTS-Europe 2000 wascapped by a presentation on Vishay's Z201 ultra-precision foil resistor, which features a ten-fold improvement over standardfoil resistors in temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR), a key measurement of resistor performance. Vishay Presentations at CARTS-Europe 2000  Keynote Speech:       "Resistors, Capacitors, andMagnetics: A Renaissance"  Seminars by Vishay Engineers:       "Component Trends in the AutomotiveMarket"       "Trends and New Technology inTelecommunications"  Symposium Papers by Vishay Engineers:       "Foil Resistors Used as Low EnergyElectro-pyrotechnic Initiators"       "Zero TCR Foil Resistor: Ten-FoldImprovement in Temperature           Coefficient"       "An Update on Capacitors forPortable Electronics"       "Choosing Capacitors for ReliableAutomotive Application"       "Reliable In-Circuit Testing ofPassives"       "Qualification Testing on Ceramic ChipCapacitors for the Automotive           Industry"

 About CARTS:CARTS-Europe is sponsored by Electronic Components Institute Internationale (ECII) Ltd., in cooperation with the InternationalMicroelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS) and Federation of the Electronics Industry (FEI). Information can be found athttp://www.ecii-ltd.com. CARTS-USA 2001 will take place 26-30 March at the Hilton Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida. For moreinformation on CARTS-USA 2001, call +1 256-536-1304. CARTS-Europe 2001 will take place15-19 October at the Radisson SASScandinavia Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark. For more information on CARTS-Europe 2001, call +44 1892 660361.

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