SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

June 12, 2009 11:00 ET

Vishay Highlights Components for Alternative Energy Applications With New Virtual Trade Show on Company Web Site

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2009) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) is pleased to announce that its Alternative Energy Virtual Trade Show has debuted on the company Web site. The virtual trade show is a new Web 2.0 application that uses interactive posters to highlight Vishay components for solar power, hybrid technology, and turbine power applications. It also has links to product demonstration videos, literature and promotional material, technical articles, and other information. The Alternative Energy Virtual Trade Show can be viewed at http://www.vishay.com/landingpage/tradeshows/virtual.

Vishay is working with a number of customers in the alternative energy sector. One example is the manufacturer of an innovative electric automobile. The vehicle, scheduled for launch in 2010, includes Vishay solid-state relays, power MOSFETs, thick film power resistors, thick film chip resistors, multilayer ceramic chip (MLCC) capacitors, and other Vishay components.

As shown in Vishay's Alternative Energy Virtual Trade Show, Vishay components for wind turbine applications include the following:

--  PhMKP aluminum low-voltage capacitors and ESTAdry® D-type
    capacitors: Prevent energy loss with power factor correction (PFC)
--  HVArc Guard® multilayer ceramic chip (MLCC) capacitors: Protect
    circuits from overvoltage and surface arc-over
--  Vitreous wirewound resistors: Provide humidity protection
--  LPS300, LPS600, and LPS800 thick film power resistors: High power
    capabilities and high dielectric strength of 12 kVRMS are intended for
    power supply, inverter, converter, snubber, and discharge resistor
    applications in windmills
--  Bulk Metal® foil resistors: ESD-resistant, low-TCR, high-stability
    resistors for ultra-precision applications
--  Negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistors: Provide good
    electrical insulation and good thermal contact with the chassis
--  MAGN-A-PAK™ and Super MAGN-A-PAK™ power modules: Feature high
    current capability, high surge capability, high voltage ratings
--  Add-A-Pak™ Generation V Power Modules: Feature high voltage,
    industry-standard package, 3500-VRMS isolating voltage
--  Add-A-Pak™ Generation VII Power Modules: Provide high surge
    capability, excellent thermal performance, 3500 VRMS isolating voltage, low
    thermal resistance
    

Vishay components for hybrid automobiles include the following:

--  IHLP® and IHTH high-current, low-profile inductors: Feature high
    current-handling capabilities and handle high transient current spikes
    without saturation
--  LPT-3535 and LPT-4545 customizable, SMD torodial Kool Mu®
    transformers: Provide customized solutions
--  DCMKP power electronic capacitors: Feature high impulse current rating
    up to 10 kA, low self-inductance of < 100 nH, ability to withstand heavy-
    duty shock and vibration, and high reliability and life expectancy
--  VJ....31 and VJ....34 MLCC capacitors: Provide high electrostatic
    discharge (ESD) resistance for demanding automotive applications
--  MELF, carbon film, and thin film resistors: Feature excellent
    stability in range of environmental conditions
--  Wirewound resistors: Feature very high pulse withstanding
--  NTC thermistors: Provide temperature control and regulation of battery
    packs
--  Bulk Metal® foil resistors: ESD-resistant, low-TCR, high-stability
    resistors for ultra-precision applications
--  LPS 300, LPS 600, and LPS 800 thick film power resistors: Will be used
    in circuit boards of hybrid and all-electric vehicles
--  ACAS 0606 AT and ACAS 0612 AT thin film chip resistor arrays: Deliver
    stable performance for automotive electronics, including engine control
    units, transmission controls, information, safety, power supply, body
    electronics, and braking systems
    

Vishay components for solar power include the following:

--  IHLP® and IHTH high-current, low-profile inductors: Feature high
    current-handling capabilities and handle high transient current spikes
    without saturation
--  PhMKP aluminum low-voltage capacitors and ESTAdry® D-type
    capacitors: Prevent energy loss with PFC
--  HVArc Guard® MLCC capacitors: Protect circuits from overvoltage and
    surface arc-over
--  Vitreous wirewound resistors: Provide humidity protection
--  Bulk Metal® foil resistors: ESD-resistant, low-TCR, high-stability
    resistors for ultra-precision applications
--  NTC thermistors: Ideal for temperature sensing
--  Axial and SMPC Schottky rectifiers: Ideal for solar cell bypass
--  High-performance Gen 5.0 Schottky rectifiers: Feature high immunity to
    thermal runaway and high efficiency in case of shading
--  SUM45N25-58 n-channel MOSFETs: Feature low on-resistance at high
    current levels for solar inverter applications
--  TCND3000, TCND5000, TCRT5000 sensors: Detect dirt on solar panels
    

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, transistors, and 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 ability to provide "one-stop shop" service have made Vishay a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at http://www.vishay.com.