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Vishay Semiconductor Products Now Available from Digi-Key

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Vishay Semiconductor Products Now Available from Digi-Key

Press release date: December 18, 2007

Malvern, Pennsylvania and Thief River Falls, Minnesota - December 18, 2007 Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) and Digi-Key Corporation are pleased to announce that Vishay's extensive portfolio of semiconductor products, which includes MOSFETs, diodes, rectifiers, RF transistors, optoelectronics, and selected ICs, is now available from Digi-Key. With this major enhancement to its line card, Digi-Key now carries the full range of Vishay semiconductor and passive components. Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components. These components are used in all types of electronic devices and equipment in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. Digi-Key Corporation is a broad-line distributor of board level components. The company's focus on product selection along with its commitment to stock all of the products featured in its print catalog facilitate Digi-Key to supply a broad range of customers from all areas of industry and commerce. "Vishay is very pleased to further strengthen its relationship with Digi-Key in this way," said David Valletta, Vishay's executive vice president, Worldwide Sales. "Digi-Key has a well-deserved reputation as a world-class distributor, and this move will benefit Digi-Key, Vishay, and our end customers." "We are very pleased to expand Digi-Key's portfolio with semiconductor products from Vishay," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. "Offering Vishay's full range of semiconductor and passive components is validation of Digi-Key's commitment to product selection. We are certain these quality products will be of consequential interest and appeal to our broad customer base." Vishay products stocked by Digi-Key are featured in its print and online catalogs and are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key. Vishay's product portfolio includes the following: Semiconductors: o MOSFETs o Rectifiers o High-Power Diodes and Thyristors o Small-Signal Diodes o Zener and Suppressor Diodes o FETs o RF Transistors o Optoelectronics (including IR receivers and modules, optocouplers, optical sensors, LEDs) o ICs Passive Components: o Resistive Products o Magnetics o Capacitors Company Backgrounds About Digi-Key Corporation One of the world's fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. As a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, Digi-Key has been ranked #1 for Overall Performance for 16 consecutive years from among the nation's more than 200 distributors (EE Times Distribution Study/ May 2007). Offering more than a million products from over 350 quality name-brand manufacturers Digi-Key's commitment to inventory is unparalleled. Access to the company's broad product offering is available 24/7 at Digi-Key's top-rated Web site, www.digikey.com. About Vishay Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, transistors, 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 www.vishay.com.

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