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Vishay Intertechnology Power Resistor Chosen as Finalist for 2013 EE Times and EDN ACE Awards

MALVERN, PA — (Marketwired) — 04/08/13 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the company-s Vishay Sfernice LPS 1100 thick film power resistor has been selected as a finalist in UBM Tech-s 2013 EE Times and EDN Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards () in the Ultimate Products of the Year: Passives, Interconnects, and Electromechanical category. The ACE Awards celebrate the creators of technology who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the global electronics industry.

The EE Times and EDN ACE Awards are judged by a panel of industry experts, composed of the leading voices of academia and the industry. The Ultimate Products of the Year — awarded to the most significant products introduced in the last 12 months in 11 categories — are determined by large-scale peer review. Finalists in each category are chosen by expert editors from both EE Times and EDN with accompanying editorial reviews.

For the Passives, Interconnects, and Electromechanical category, the LPS 1100 is the industry-s first resistor in the compact 57 mm by 60 mm package to offer a power rating of 1100 W at a heat sink temperature of +25 degrees C. The LPS 1100 offers high-temperature derating performance and a broad range of resistance values from 1 ohm to 1.3 kilohms. Designed for easy mounting to a heat sink, the device-s compact footprint, low 25 mm profile, and low weight of 79 grams save valuable space to help designers reduce the size of their end products.

With its high power capabilities and high dielectric strength to 12 kV RMS, the LPS 1100 is intended for power supply, inverter, converter, HEV-EV battery management, and snubber, chopper, pre-charge, discharge, and filtering resistor applications. Typical end products include windmill turbines, X-ray and oncology tables, trains, HVDC equipment, and large UPS drives.

The winners of this prestigious award will be announced at the EE Times and EDN ACE Awards ceremony on April 23, 2013, as part of UBM Tech-s DESIGN West and ESC Silicon Valley Conference.

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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