Vishay Intertechnology was founded in 1962 by Dr. Felix Zandman,with a loan from his cousin Alfred P. Slaner. The Company was named after Dr. Zandman’s ancestral village in Lithuania, in memory of family members who perished in the Holocaust. The Company’s initial product portfolio consisted of foil resistors and foil resistance strain gages. In 1985, having grown from a start-up into the world’s leading manufacturer of these products, the Company began a series of strategic acquisitions to become a broad-line manufacturer of electronic components. Today, Vishay Intertechnology is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components.
Vishay Intertechnology manufactures several kinds of discrete semiconductors. These typically perform a single function, such as switching, amplifying, rectifying, or transmitting electrical signals.
Vishay Intertechnology also manufactures selected ICs, which combine the functions of multiple components on a single chip,as well as modules, which include multiple components in a single package.Vishay Intertechnology’s semiconductors portfolio includes MOSFETs (low-voltage, medium-voltage, and high-voltage), ICs (both powerand analog), a wide range of diodes and rectifiers, and many different types of optoelectronic products.
Infrared Emitters and Detectors
LEDs and 7-Segment Displays
Infrared Data Transceiver Modules
Passive components from Vishay Intertechnology are used to store electrical charges, to limit or resist electrical current, and to help in filtering, surge suppression, measurement, timing, and tuning applications.