SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

January 28, 2013 08:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Honored by SPDEI, the French Association of Distributors of Electronic Components, in 'Standard Semiconductors' and 'Passive Components' Categories

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - Jan 28, 2013) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the company has been recognized by the SPDEI, the French association of distributors of electronic components, as a top supplier of 2012. During the 17th Annual SPDEI Awards ceremony, held Dec. 4 in Paris, Vishay was named a winner in the "Standard Semiconductors" and "Passive Components" categories. The ceremony took place at the Automobile Club de France, Place de la Concorde.

This year's SPDEI Awards recognize the best semiconductor and passive component manufacturers of 2012 in nine product categories. Members of Syndicat Professionnel de la Distribution en Electronique Industrielle (SPDEI) evaluated suppliers based on these criteria: partnership with the distributor; innovation, price, quality, and durability of products; product range; profitability for the retailer; resources to support the distributor; and protection and traceability of designs.

François Naceur, Vishay's Senior Director of Sales for South Europe, and Mehdi Kheddar, Vishay's Manager of Sales Distribution for France, received the awards on behalf of Vishay at the ceremony.

"Vishay is honored to be recognized in this way by SPDEI," said Philippe Masson, Vishay's Director of Sales Distribution for Europe. "We value highly our relationship with SPDEI and look forward to maintaining that relationship in the months and years to come."

Other winners in the "Standard Semiconductors" category were Maxim and STMicroelectronics. Other winners in the "Passive Components" category were AVX, Etal, Itelcond, and TDK.

Information about SPDEI is available at

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, 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

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