Vishay Receives Two Manufacturer of the Year Awards from National Electronic Distributors Association
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Press release date: November 30, 2007
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA November 30, 2007 Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) recently received two awards from the National Electronic Distributors Association (NEDA). Vishay received the awards, one for Active Component Manufacturer of the Year and one for I, P, and E (Interconnect, Passive, and Electromechanical) Component Manufacturer of the Year, at NEDAs annual Executive Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
The NEDA awards were created in 1990 to recognize the manufacturer-suppliers that best exemplify the spirit of partnership in the electronic distribution industry. Vishay was chosen in recognition of its strong support of supplier authorized distribution and the NEDA organization. This is the first time in the history of the award that one company has received both honors.
David Valletta, Vishays Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales, accepted the two Component Manufacturer of the Year awards on behalf of Vishay. "Vishay is truly proud to be the first company to receive both NEDA awards," said Mr. Valletta. "Vishay works closely with its distribution partners to serve end customers in all major markets, and these awards highlight the importance of Vishays relationships with authorized distributors."
NEDA also presented seven individuals with its Distinguished Service Award at the November conference. Recipients included Greg Mefford, Vishays Vice President, Worldwide Distribution Sales. The NEDA Distinguished Service Award is presented to individuals who make significant contributions to NEDA. "These individuals have generously given their time and talent for the betterment of the industry through their involvement in NEDA," said Frank Flynn, Sager Electronics and NEDA President.
NEDA is a not-for-profit trade association representing supplier authorized distributors of electronic components and their manufacturer-suppliers. Dedicated to enhancing the authorized distributor-manufacturer relationship, NEDA represents companies involved in the distribution of electronic components, computers and computer peripheral components, and test, measurement and control equipment parts.
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, rectifiers, transistors, and optoelectronics and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sensors, and transducers). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. Its product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and ability to provide "one-stop shop" service have made Vishay a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at http://www.vishay.com.
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