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1978: Ohmtek, Inc. is formed by Dr. Frank Collins and a group of investors who acquire the equipment of Airco Speers when it exits the electronics R&D sector.

1980: Ohmtek moves to a new 19,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Niagara Falls, New York.

1982: Sales reach $3 million with 60 employees.

1984: Sales reach $6 million with 100 employees.

1985: Ohmtek manufacturing space is expanded by 3400 square feet.

1987: Ohmtek is acquired by French electronics manufacturing company Sfernice, S.A.

1988: Vishay acquires Sfernice and its holdings, including Ohmtek.

1990: Ohmtek annual sales reach $10 million with 200 employees.

1997: Legal name is changed to Vishay Thin Film, Inc.

2007: Name is changed to Thin Film North America and the group is moved to the Vishay Americas sales team under Vishay Dale.

2008: The Niagara Falls, New York facility is certified as an ISO9001-2000 manufacturing facility.

2009: The Niagara Falls facility is certified to ISO-1401 Environmental Management standards.