Vishay – Discrete Semiconductors and Passive Components
Manufacturers of discrete semiconductors like diode rectifiers, transistors, and optoelectronics and even some ICs. Brands- BCcomponents, Dale. General Semiconductor, Spectrol, Sprague, Telefunken. The passive electronic components like resistors, capacitors, inductors, sensors, and transducers are also in the main section of thier product portfolio.
“In the 1950s, patents were issued for the PhotoStress products developed by Dr. Felix Zandman. These products reveal and measure stress distribution in airplanes, cars, and other structures under live load conditions. …..
Dr. Zandman, with the financial support of Alfred P. Slaner, founded Vishay in 1962 to develop and manufacture Bulk Metal foil resistors. The Company was named after the village in Lithuania ……..”