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Vishay Intertechnology Power Metal Strip® Meter Shunt Resistor Wins 2011 Editor's Choice Award from China's Electronic Engineering & Product World

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Press release date: December 21, 2011

MALVERN, Pa. - Dec. 21, 2011 - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (VSH: NYSE) today announced that the company's WSMS2908 Power Metal Strip® meter shunt resistor has received a 2011 Editor's Choice Award from Electronic Engineering & Product World (EEPW), one of China's key electronics design publications.

Vishay's WSMS2908 was one of only 12 Editor's Choice Awards bestowed by the magazine for 2011, winning in the Best Passive Device category. Winners represent the most outstanding products released in 2011 by the global leaders among electronic component and semiconductor manufacturers as selected by the magazine's readers and a panel of experts. The award ceremony will take place Dec. 22 at Peking University as part of the Embedded Technology Forum event.

The WSMS2908 Power Metal Strip meter shunt resistor is the industry's first such component with sense leads designed to be soldered directly to the PCB, eliminating the need for costly flexible leads. The device features a proprietary processing technique that produces extremely low resistance values that provide for increased accuracy in current meter shunt applications for industrial and consumer single- or multi-phase energy meters. With a tolerance of 5.0 %, the new resistor provides power companies with more accurate data to determine customer usage and to adjust billing terms.

Link to WSMS2908 product datasheet:

Jointly published by the Chinese Science Technology Information Institute and U.S.-based IDG, Electronic Engineering & Product World covers news, trends, and technology developments for the electronics industry. It aims to report the latest technology and product news as well as providing corporate decision-makers with useful information.

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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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
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Fax: 1 610 889-9429

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