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Press release date: February 15, 2012

Schottky Rectifiers Honored With EN-Genius Network Product of the Year Awards

MALVERN, Pa. - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that its CNY64ST and CNY65ST Cat IV high-voltage isolation optocouplers and dual-chip 45 V TMBS® Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers have won Product of the Year awards from EN-Genius Network (, a leading information source for electronic design engineers.

Recipients of the EN-Genius Network's 2011 Product of the Year Awards were selected by Paul McGoldrick, EN-Genius editor in chief, and his editorial colleagues Lee Goldberg and Alex Mendelsohn, from products reviewed by the publication throughout the year.

Winner for Best Cat IV Optocouplers, Vishay's CNY64ST and CNY65ST are the industry's first such devices available in surface-mount packages. Optimized for solar and wind turbine installations, the devices protect equipment and people from being damaged or injured by a high-voltage spike or transient of up to 12,000 V and a recurring peak voltage of 1450 V while allowing data to pass from the high-voltage side to low-voltage monitoring equipment. "The application range for these optocouplers is huge, and the SMD packaging enables very much larger volume production runs in a more economical manner. Expect to see them specified in solar and other 'green' power sourcing diagnostics, as well as in high-voltage motor protection systems and switch-mode power supplies," said EN-Genius Network.

Recognized with the EN-Genius award for Best Rectifier Solution for Solar Cell Protection, Vishay's dual-chip 45 V TMBS rectifiers feature a wide range of current ratings from 10 A to 60 A and extremely low forward voltage drops down to 0.33 V typical at 10 V. Optimized for use in solar cell junction boxes as bypass diodes, each device is offered in the TO-220AB, ITO-220AB, and TO-263AB packages and provides a maximum operating junction temperature of + 150 °C. The winning rectifiers include the V(B,F)T1045CBP, V(B,F)T2045CBP, V(B,F)T3045CBP, and V(B,F)T6045CBP.

"These are going to be truly huge-volume parts and, at the moment, will virtually corner the bypass protection market for PV solar cell operation. The pricing examples examined show that they will also be very profitable devices for Vishay - which they thoroughly deserve," EN-Genius Network said.

More information on the EN-Genius Network's 2011 Product of the Year winners can be found at:

Links to Vishay Intertechnology's award-winning products: (CNY64ST and CNY65ST) (VT1045CBP) (VBT1045CBP) (VFT1045CBP) (VT2045CBP) (VBT2045CBP) (VFT2045CBP) (VT3045CBP) (VBT3045CBP) (VFT3045CBP) (VT6045CBP) (VBT6045CBP) (VFT6045CBP)

Samples and production quantities of the CNY64ST, CNY65ST, and 45 V TMBS rectifiers are available now, with lead times of six to eight weeks for larger orders.

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

TMBS is a registered trademark of Vishay Intertechnology.

Vishay Contact:
Andrew Post
Senior Manager, Global Communications
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
Telephone: 1 610 251-5287
Fax: 1 610 889-9429

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