SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

March 21, 2011 11:18 ET

Vishay Intertechnology's VLHW4100 White 3 mm LED Chosen as Product of the Year by Electronic Products China Magazine

Device Utilizes Ultrabright InGaN Technology to Achieve High Luminous Intensity From 4,500 mcd to 11,250 mcd

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - March 21, 2011) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that its VLHW4100 white LED in a 3 mm T-1 package was chosen as a winner of Electronic Products China magazine's 2010 Product of the Year Awards.

Winners of the Product of the Year Awards were determined by the editors of Electronic Products China, who evaluated hundreds of products launched in China's electronics market in 2010 on the basis of innovative design, significant advancement in technology or application, and substantial achievement in price and performance. Vishay's VLHW4100 was selected because of its demonstrated success in the LED category.

The Electronic Products China 2010 Product of the Year Award winners were announced in the February 2011 issue of the magazine with a brief description of each product. The complete list of winners is available in Chinese at 2010 is the third year of the magazine's Product of the Year Awards.

Designed to be best-in-class for backlighting of instrumentation, keypad backlights, and low-power indoor and outdoor lighting applications, Vishay's VLHW4100 utilizes ultrabright InGaN technology to provide high luminous intensity from 4,500 mcd to 11,250 mcd at 20 mA. The LED features a clear, untinted plastic lens with a viewing angle of 45°, and high light output and visibility performance. The VLHW4100 offers low thermal resistance down to 400 K/W and power dissipation up to 95 mW.

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

Link to product datasheet:

Link to product photo: