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Vishay's Smith Appointed Chairman of Electronic Components Association


 
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March 21, 2001 - Mr. Glyndwr Smith, Assistant to the CEO and Senior Vice President of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH), has been appointed Chairman of the Board of the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA), which is a sector of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA).

ECA President Bob Willis noted, "As chairman, Smith will lead the ECA Board in furthering goals of the ECA 2000 program launched last year, including increasing membership and web sponsorship, extending conference offerings, and making industry research available to a wider audience."

The Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA) represents manufacturers and producers of passive and active electronic components, component arrays and assemblies, and materials and support services. It is a sector of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), comprising more than 2,100 members that represent 80 percent of the $550-billion U.S. electronics industry. ECA members benefit from a dynamic link into a network of programs and activities in areas such as business and technical information, market research trends and analysis, access to industry and government leaders, technical and education training, and others. For more information, go to www.ec-central.org.

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