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Vishay Receives Award from French Association of Electronic Component Distributors

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Vishay Receives Award from French Association of Electronic Component Distributors

Press release date: January 11, 2006

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - January 11, 2006 -Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) recently won an award from the French association SPDEI, which includes over 40 distributors of electronic components. Members of le Syndicat Professionnel de la Distribution en Electronique Industrielle (SPDEI) include such global industry leaders as Arrow, Avnet, TTI, and Future. Vishays receipt of a prestigious Trophe France from SPDEI at the November 22, 2005 award ceremony at la Place de la Concorde, Paris, France, acknowledged Vishays role as a leading manufacturer of discrete semiconductors and passive components. The Special Overall Award presented to Vishay cited Vishay for the quality of their services and their relationship with their distribution network. This is very significant, given the fact that SPDEI works with 166 different component manufacturers. Receiving the award on behalf of Vishay were Philippe Masson, Distribution Manager, France, and Franois Naceur, Director of Sales, Southern Europe. Noted Stefan Fischer, Vishays Director of Distribution Sales, Europe, We are very proud to receive this award from SPDEI. We recognize the importance of SPDEI in the global electronics supply chain, and take great honor in being recognized by this distinguished organization for our ability to serve our distribution partners. 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, and transducers). Vishay's components can be found in products manufactured in a very broad range of industries worldwide. Vishay is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, and has operations in 17 countries employing over 25,000 people. Vishay can be found on the Internet at Vishay Contact: Andrew Post Global Communications Manager Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. Tel: +1 (610) 251-5287 Fax: +1 (610) 889-0935


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