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Vishay Receives Award from French Association of Electronic Component Distributors


 
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Malvern, Pa. — January 11, 2006 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) recently won an award from the French association SPDEI, which includes over 40 distributors of electronic components. Members of le Syndicat Professionnel de la Distribution en Electronique Industrielle (SPDEI) include such global industry leaders as Arrow, Avnet, TTI, and Future. Vishay’s receipt of a prestigious Trophe France from SPDEI at the November 22, 2005 award ceremony at la Place de la Concorde, Paris, France, acknowledged Vishay’s role as a leading manufacturer of discrete semiconductors and passive components.

The Special Overall Award presented to Vishay cited Vishay for “the quality of their services and their relationship with their distribution network.” This is very significant, given the fact that SPDEI works with 166 different component manufacturers. Receiving the award on behalf of Vishay were Philippe Masson, Distribution Manager, France, and François Naceur, Director of Sales, Southern Europe.

Noted Stefan Fischer, Vishay’s Director of Distribution Sales, Europe, “We are very proud to receive this award from SPDEI. We recognize the importance of SPDEI in the global electronics supply chain, and take great honor in being recognized by this distinguished organization for our ability to serve our distribution partners.”

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