Vishay's HE3 Wet Tantalum High-Energy Capacitor Chosen as Product of the Year by Electronic Products China Magazine

Device Utilizes SuperTan® Technology to Provide Ultra-High Capacitance
Range of 3300°F to 7200°F and Low ESR of 0.035(TM) at 25°C and 1kHz

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - March 31, 2008 - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that its HE3 wet tantalum high-energy capacitor was chosen as a winner of Electronic Products China magazine's 2007 Product of the Year Awards.

The of editors of Electronic Products China evaluated hundreds of products launched in 2007 on the basis of innovative design, significant advancement in technology or application, and substantial achievement in price and performance. Vishay's HE3 capacitor was selected because of its demonstrated success in the Capacitor category.

The Electronic Products China 2007 Product of the Year Awards were announced in the February 2008 issue of the magazine with a brief description of each product. The complete list of winners is available at the following web address:

2007 is the first year of the magazine's Product of the Year Awards, which will continue to recognize the best products in the industry in the future.

Vishay's HE3 represents a major breakthrough in wet tantalum capacitor technology by utilizing Vishay's proven SuperTan® hybrid cathode technology in combination with industry-leading anode designs. Its design features a unique double seal for improved reliability and performance, while providing a capacitance range of 3300°F to 72000°F, the highest capacitance per unit volume of any wet tantalum capacitor, and a low ESR of 0.035(TM) at 25°C and 1kHz.

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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

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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
Tel: +1 (610) 251-5287
Fax: +1 (610) 889-9429

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