SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

November 18, 2009 11:00 ET

Vishay Wins EDN China Innovation Awards for Power Metal Strip® Resistors and Third-Generation TrenchFET® Power MOSFETs

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2009) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it has won two 2009 EDN China Innovation Awards, respectively, for recently introduced Power Metal Strip® resistors and TrenchFET® power MOSFETs.

In the Passive Component, Connector and Sensor category, Vishay was honored with a Leading Product award for a new high-temperature 1-W surface-mount Power Metal Strip resistor that is the industry's first current-sensing resistor in the 2010 case size to operate over a temperature range of -65 °C to +275 °C. The WSLT2010...18 resistor features a very low 10-milliohms to 500-milliohms resistance value range, a tight tolerance down to +/-0.5 %, and low TCR values down to +/-75°ppm/°C. Target applications for the WSLT2010...18 include automotive engine and transmission controls, audio electronics, climate controls, and anti-lock brakes, as well as industrial oil/gas well drilling, including down hole test/measurement equipment.

In the Power Device and Module category, Vishay won a Leading Product award for its TrenchFET Gen III power MOSFET technology, which enables devices that set new records for efficient use of power in dc-to-dc conversion, battery management, and load switching circuits in computers, servers, telecom, power supplies, handheld electronics, and industrial applications.

Vishay is the industry's first supplier to introduce Trench power MOSFETs, and Vishay Siliconix TrenchFET intellectual property includes numerous patents, including fundamental technology patents dating from the early 1980s. Each new generation of TrenchFET technology yields products that raise the bar for power MOSFET performance in a wide range of computing, communications, consumer electronics, and many other applications.

The EDN China Innovation Awards were presented today as part of the EDN China Innovation Conference at the Shenzhen Seaview O'City Hotel in Shenzhen, China. Further information is available at www.ednchina.com.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, MOSFETs, optoelectronics, and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sensors, and transducers). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. Its product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made Vishay a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at http://www.vishay.com.

Power Metal Strip and TrenchFET are registered trademarks of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., and Siliconix incorporated, respectively.

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