Dr. Felix Zandman, Chairman and CEO of Vishay Intertechnology, To Receive EIA Medal of Honor

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

    MALVERN, Pa., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Electronic Industries Alliance
 (EIA) has announced that Dr. Felix Zandman, Chairman and CEO of Vishay
 Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:   VSH), will be awarded the 2001 EIA Medal of Honor
 at the EIA Government-Industry Dinner on May 8, 2001 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel
 in Washington, DC.  U.S. President George W. Bush has been invited.  It is
 customary that the U.S. President or Vice President attends the ceremony.
 EIA, a partnership of electronic and high-tech associations and companies that
 represents 80 percent of the $550 billion U.S. electronics industry, presents
 its most prestigious award each year to an individual who has made outstanding
 contributions to the advancement of the electronic industries.
     According to EIA President Dave McCurdy, "Dr. Zandman's leadership,
 courage, and dedication have led to a legacy of scientific breakthroughs and
 technology patents that have advanced the electronics industry. He is a
 remarkable individual and we are pleased to salute his significant
 contributions as this year's honoree."
     Dr. Zandman founded Vishay Intertechnology in 1962.  Under his leadership,
 Vishay has become a leading global manufacturer of passive electronic
 components and semiconductor components.  A noted author and innovator,
 Dr. Zandman has published three textbooks and many scientific papers, and
 holds 39 patents in the United States and abroad.  He has also written Never
 the Last Journey, an autobiography recounting his journey from Holocaust
 victim to Chairman and CEO of a high-tech multinational corporation.
     Dr. Zandman's accomplishments have garnered numerous distinguished awards,
 including the Order of Merit for Research and Invention (France),
 Distinguished Contribution Award from the American Society for Stress
 Analysis, Franklin Institute Medal for Science, Best Strategic Investor Award
 from the Israel Manufacturers Association, and Legion of Honor awarded by the
 President of France.  He holds a mechanical engineering degree and MS in
 physics from the University of Nancy (France) and a Ph.D. in physics from the
 University of Paris, Sorbonne.  He was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris
 Causa from the University of Beer Sheva (Israel) and from the Israel Institute
 of Technology (Technion).
     In receiving the 2001 EIA Medal of Honor, Dr. Zandman will join 50 past
 recipients of the award, including such notable industry pioneers as David
 Sarnoff (1952, Chairman and CEO, Radio Corporation of America); Paul V. Galvin
 (1956, Founder and Chairman, Motorola); David Packard (1974, Co-founder,
 Hewlett-Packard Co.); Sanford McDonnell (1986, Chairman, CEO, and President,
 McDonnell Douglas Corp.); Norman Augustine (1994, Chairman and CEO, Martin
 Marietta Corp.); C. Michael Armstrong (1997, Chairman and CEO, Hughes
 Electronics Corp.); and Richard McGinn (1999, Chairman and CEO, Lucent
 Technologies).
 
     About EIA
     The Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) comprises more than 2,100 members
 that represent 80 percent of the $550 billion U.S. electronics industry.  The
 Alliance encompasses six sector associations, including the Electronic
 Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA), which represents
 manufacturers and producers of passive and active electronic components,
 component arrays and assemblies, and materials and support services.  ECA and
 its sector partners benefit from a dynamic link into a network of programs and
 activities in areas such as business and technical information, market
 research trends and analysis, access to industry and government leaders,
 technical and education training, and others.  EIA can be found on the
 Internet at www.eia.org .
 
     About Vishay Intertechnology:
     Vishay, a Fortune 1,000 Company with annual sales of $2.5 billion, is the
 largest U.S. and European manufacturer of passive electronic components
 (resistors, capacitors, inductors) and a major producer of discrete
 semiconductors (diodes, optoelectronics, transistors), IrDCs (infrared
 communication devices), and power and analog switching integrated circuits.
 The Company's components can be found in products manufactured in a very broad
 range of industries worldwide.  With headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania,
 Vishay employs over 20,000 people in 66 plants in the U.S., Mexico, Germany,
 Austria, the United Kingdom, France, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Hungary,
 Israel, Taiwan, China and the Philippines.  Vishay can be found on the
 Internet at www.vishay.com.
 
     CONTACT:  Andrew Post, Global Communications Manager of Vishay
 Intertechnology, 610-251-5287, or Fax, 610-889-9429, or
 andrew.post@vishay.com.
 
 

SOURCE Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
    MALVERN, Pa., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Electronic Industries Alliance
 (EIA) has announced that Dr. Felix Zandman, Chairman and CEO of Vishay
 Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:   VSH), will be awarded the 2001 EIA Medal of Honor
 at the EIA Government-Industry Dinner on May 8, 2001 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel
 in Washington, DC.  U.S. President George W. Bush has been invited.  It is
 customary that the U.S. President or Vice President attends the ceremony.
 EIA, a partnership of electronic and high-tech associations and companies that
 represents 80 percent of the $550 billion U.S. electronics industry, presents
 its most prestigious award each year to an individual who has made outstanding
 contributions to the advancement of the electronic industries.
     According to EIA President Dave McCurdy, "Dr. Zandman's leadership,
 courage, and dedication have led to a legacy of scientific breakthroughs and
 technology patents that have advanced the electronics industry. He is a
 remarkable individual and we are pleased to salute his significant
 contributions as this year's honoree."
     Dr. Zandman founded Vishay Intertechnology in 1962.  Under his leadership,
 Vishay has become a leading global manufacturer of passive electronic
 components and semiconductor components.  A noted author and innovator,
 Dr. Zandman has published three textbooks and many scientific papers, and
 holds 39 patents in the United States and abroad.  He has also written Never
 the Last Journey, an autobiography recounting his journey from Holocaust
 victim to Chairman and CEO of a high-tech multinational corporation.
     Dr. Zandman's accomplishments have garnered numerous distinguished awards,
 including the Order of Merit for Research and Invention (France),
 Distinguished Contribution Award from the American Society for Stress
 Analysis, Franklin Institute Medal for Science, Best Strategic Investor Award
 from the Israel Manufacturers Association, and Legion of Honor awarded by the
 President of France.  He holds a mechanical engineering degree and MS in
 physics from the University of Nancy (France) and a Ph.D. in physics from the
 University of Paris, Sorbonne.  He was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris
 Causa from the University of Beer Sheva (Israel) and from the Israel Institute
 of Technology (Technion).
     In receiving the 2001 EIA Medal of Honor, Dr. Zandman will join 50 past
 recipients of the award, including such notable industry pioneers as David
 Sarnoff (1952, Chairman and CEO, Radio Corporation of America); Paul V. Galvin
 (1956, Founder and Chairman, Motorola); David Packard (1974, Co-founder,
 Hewlett-Packard Co.); Sanford McDonnell (1986, Chairman, CEO, and President,
 McDonnell Douglas Corp.); Norman Augustine (1994, Chairman and CEO, Martin
 Marietta Corp.); C. Michael Armstrong (1997, Chairman and CEO, Hughes
 Electronics Corp.); and Richard McGinn (1999, Chairman and CEO, Lucent
 Technologies).
 
     About EIA
     The Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) comprises more than 2,100 members
 that represent 80 percent of the $550 billion U.S. electronics industry.  The
 Alliance encompasses six sector associations, including the Electronic
 Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA), which represents
 manufacturers and producers of passive and active electronic components,
 component arrays and assemblies, and materials and support services.  ECA and
 its sector partners benefit from a dynamic link into a network of programs and
 activities in areas such as business and technical information, market
 research trends and analysis, access to industry and government leaders,
 technical and education training, and others.  EIA can be found on the
 Internet at www.eia.org .
 
     About Vishay Intertechnology:
     Vishay, a Fortune 1,000 Company with annual sales of $2.5 billion, is the
 largest U.S. and European manufacturer of passive electronic components
 (resistors, capacitors, inductors) and a major producer of discrete
 semiconductors (diodes, optoelectronics, transistors), IrDCs (infrared
 communication devices), and power and analog switching integrated circuits.
 The Company's components can be found in products manufactured in a very broad
 range of industries worldwide.  With headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania,
 Vishay employs over 20,000 people in 66 plants in the U.S., Mexico, Germany,
 Austria, the United Kingdom, France, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Hungary,
 Israel, Taiwan, China and the Philippines.  Vishay can be found on the
 Internet at www.vishay.com.
 
     CONTACT:  Andrew Post, Global Communications Manager of Vishay
 Intertechnology, 610-251-5287, or Fax, 610-889-9429, or
 andrew.post@vishay.com.
 
 SOURCE  Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

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