SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

June 10, 2013 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Honored With 2012 TTI Supplier Excellence Awards in North America and Europe

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwired - Jun 10, 2013) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the company has received 2012 Supplier Excellence Awards in North America and Europe from TTI, Inc. Vishay is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components. TTI is the world's leading authorized distributor specialist offering passive, connector, electromechanical, and discrete components.

The TTI Supplier Excellence Awards program is centered on quality measurements that include on-time delivery, receiving quality, customer quality, administrative quality, sales support, and business systems. Winners are determined by performance points for these criteria.

"TTI's Supplier Excellence Awards program continues to enhance supplier and distributor performance," said Melanie Pizzey, Vice President, Global Product Operations, TTI, Inc. "Since beginning this recognition program 18 years ago, TTI has experienced significant improvement in overall supplier performance. Vishay is to be commended for its outstanding coordination of efforts to earn these awards. It not only represents the dedication of all Vishay employees to TTI, but also management's commitment to excellence. This level of performance demonstrates the strong partnership between Vishay and TTI."

This is the 10th time since 1995 and the seventh year in a row that Vishay has won the North America Supplier Excellence Award, making the company a Platinum level award winner. The award was presented on May 7 during the 2013 Electronic Distribution Show and Conference (EDS) in Las Vegas. TTI's Pizzey; Michael Knight, Senior Vice President, Americas; and Mike Morton, President, Americas, presented the award to Vishay's David Valletta, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales; Joel Smejkal, Senior Vice President, Sales Distribution; and Steve Nye, Vishay's Distribution Strategic Account Manager for TTI and Mouser.

"Winning the North America Supplier Excellence Award for the seventh year in a row is an amazing accomplishment, and we are honored to receive this recognition," said Valletta. "More than accolades, however, this achievement truly demonstrates the effectiveness of our partnership with TTI as we work together to serve the North American market."

This is the second year in a row that Vishay has won the Europe Supplier Excellence Award, earning the company a Bronze-level status. The award was presented at an April 29 ceremony in TTI's European headquarters in Gernlinden, Germany. TTI's Geoff Breed, Vice President of Marketing, Europe; Joerg Frodl, Director of Product Marketing, Europe, Discretes and Passives; and Felix Corbett, Director of Supplier Marketing, Europe, Discretes and Passives, presented the award to Vishay's Philippe Masson, Director of Sales Distribution, Europe; and Doris Hilbert, Key Account Manager, TTI Europe.

"As we strive to meet the needs of end customers in the European region, TTI has proven to be an invaluable supply-chain partner," said Vishay's Masson. "We are honored to be recognized as a Bronze-level award winner and are looking forward to continuing our partnership with TTI in the future and meeting the company's exacting performance standards."

TTI, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty distributor of passive, interconnect, and discrete components.TTI is the distributor of choice for industrial and consumer electronics manufacturers worldwide. TTI's extensive product line includes: resistors, capacitors, connectors, potentiometers, trimmers, magnetic, circuit protection, filters, electromechanical, and discrete semiconductor devices. TTI is recognized as the industry leader in service and quality and provides a broad array of supply-chain services to its customer base. TTI employs more than 2,500 people at more than 50 locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. More information about TTI is available at

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

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