Vishay is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components. Schukat has been successfully distributing Vishay Intertechnology's products for more than 25 years: metal film resistors, metal oxide resistors, (SMD) thick film resistors, (SMD) thin film resistors, wirewound resistors, SMD resistor networks, (SMD) cermet trimmers, (SMD) multiturn cermet trimmers, cermet potentiometers, wirewound rotary potentiometers, tantalum capacitors, SMD inductors, (SMD) power MOSFETs, fast recovery epitaxial diodes, (SMD-) Schottky diodes, avalanche diodes, high voltage diodes, 3-phase power bridge rectifiers, thyristors, infrared LEDs, photodiodes, phototransistors, IrDA transceivers and interface modules, infrared receivers for remote control systems, optotriacs.
Vishay Intertechnology was founded in 1962. The company began operations with one technology that included two product lines: foil resistors and strain gauges based on foil resistance technology. By 1985, the company had grown from a start-up to become the world’s leading manufacturer of these products.
Over the years, Vishay Intertechnology has acquired such well-known companies as Siliconix, Telefunken, the infra-red components business of Infineon, General Semiconductor, Dale, Draloric, Sprague, Vitramon and BCcomponents (from the former passive components area of Philips Electronics and Beyschlag). In 2007, Vishay Intertechnology acquired selected discrete semiconductor and module product lines from International Rectifier®. Subsequently, a specialty tantalum capacitor product line from KEMET was also acquired. Today, Vishay Intertechnology is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components.
Vishay Intertechnology is a market and technology leader in wirewound and other power resistors, wired film resistors, thin film SMD resistors, wet tantalum and conformal-coated tantalum capacitors, capacitors for power electronics, power rectifiers, low-voltage power MOSFETs, and infrared components. The company manufactures components in lead-free, RoHS compliant and halogen-free categories, as well as other environmentally friendly components that meet the company's own definition of “green.” The company maintains ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certifications and many of their facilities are OHSAS 18001 certified.
Vishay Intertechnology components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment. The company has a presence in many markets: industrial electronics, computer technology, automotive, consumer products, telecommunications, aerospace and military, power supplies and medical engineering. Vishay maintains manufacturing facilities in Asia, as well as in Israel, Europe, and North and South America. The company is represented by sales offices around the world.