Element14 Expands Vishay Portfolio

Element14 has expanded its portfolio of medium-voltage mosfets from Vishay Intertechnology, a world leader in discrete semiconductors; diodes and mosfets, and passive electronic components; resistors, inductors and capacitors. The SiA446DJ is the industry’s first 150 V N-channel mosfet in thermally enhanced PowerPAK® SC-70 package and features the industry’s lowest on-resistance at 10 V in the…

Vishay Wins Top Components Awards

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the company’s TP8 and T42 solid tantalum chip capacitors, T18 wet tantalum capacitors, and IHLP-2525CZ-8A low-profile, high-current inductor have been selected for Electronic Design’s “Top 101 Components.” The annual list compiles the 101 components from the previous year most popular among readers of the magazine’s Products of…

Acquisitions Dominate the IP&E Market

In last month’s IP&E Market Insider newsletter, I noted that it was very likely that we would see more interconnect, passive, and electromechanical (IP&E) component manufacturers focused on high-performance product development to offset dwindling margins in their commodity businesses as well as more targeted acquisitions of niche companies that give them entry into higher end…

Vishay Awards Avnet

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that it has been named 2013 Full Service Distributor of the Year by Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas was chosen to receive the award based on leading execution in nine key performance metrics used by Vishay to identify their…

Vishay Acquires Holy Stone

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components, today announced the acquisition of Holy Stone Polytech Co., Ltd. (“Holy Stone Polytech”), a Japanese manufacturer of tantalum capacitors, from Holy Stone Enterprise Co. Ltd. The purchase price was approximately $21 million subject to customary post-closing adjustments.…

Purchasing: Component Pricing Pressure Eases

Demand for electronic components is rising steadily and solidifying enough across all market segments that suppliers are beginning to hope they may soon be able to raise prices and improve their gross profit margins. Led by automotive, industrial and even segments of the consumer electronics market – smartphones and tablets – demand for components rose…

Vishay Precision Resistors Meet Military Qualification

Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Precision Group, Inc. announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) offers a series of military-qualified, ultra-high-precision Z1-Foil wrap-around chip resistors. Tested per EEE-INST-002 (Tables 2A and 3A, Film/Foil, Level 1) and MIL-PRF-55342, devices in the 303261 – 303266 series provide load-life stability of ±0.0025% typical after rated power at 70°C for 2,000 hours,…

Future Carrying Vishay VCNL4020X01

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced availability of Vishay’s VCNL4020X01 proximity and light sensor. The VCNL4020X01 is a robust, AEC-Q101-qualified proximity and ambient light sensor from Vishay, capable of handling operating  temperatures from -40˚C to +105˚C, for a variety of applications. The VCNL4020X01 simplifies designs by combining an IR emitter,…