Vishay Semiconductors (formerly Vishay Telefunken, General Semiconductor, and the infrared components business of Infineon Technologies) is the world's #1 supplier of infrared data communications devices (IRDCs), and rectifiers. Vishay is the #2 supplier of optocouplers and the #3 supplier of optical sensors. In these areas, Vishay Semiconductors combines the product lines of the former Vishay Telefunken, General Semiconductor (the largest producer of low-to-medium power rectifiers and TVS diodes), as well as the infrared components business of Infineon Technologies. Together, they provide Vishay Semiconductors customers with a single source for a broad portfolio of general semiconductor products used for short-range infrared data transmission, power management, remote controls, and electrical safety.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 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.