Vishay Intertechnology Honored by SPDEI, the French Association of Distributors of Electronic Components, in Standard Components Category

MALVERN, Pa., Dec. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today announced that the company has been recognized by SPDEI, the French association of distributors of electronic components, as a top supplier of 2015. During the 20th Annual SPDEI Awards ceremony in Paris, held on Dec. 2, Vishay was one of three winners in the Standard Components category. The ceremony took place at the Automobile Club de France, Place de la Concorde.

This year’s SPDEI Awards recognize the best semiconductor and passive component manufacturers of 2015 in 10 product categories. Members of Syndicat Professionnel de la Distribution en Electronique Industrielle (SPDEI) evaluated suppliers based on five criteria: partnership with the distributor, innovation, price, quality, and durability of products; product range; profitability for the retailer; resources to support the distributor; and protection and traceability of designs.

Olivier Thilié, Vishay’s distribution area manager for France and Africa, received the award on behalf of Vishay at the ceremony. Also present were Philippe Masson, Vishay’s senior director of sales distribution for Europe, and Mehdi Kheddar, Vishay’s director of sales, South Europe.

“It is an honor to once again be recognized by SPDEI and win this prestigious award,” said Masson. “This has been made possible by the excellent teamwork between sales, customer service, the divisions, and our distributors. On behalf of the entire company, I thank SPDEI for bestowing this award upon us.”

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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, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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