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Vishay ships 150 billionth glass diode

29 August 2001 News

Vishay Intertechnology shipped its 150 000 000 000th Vishay Telefunken MELF glass diode on 31 March. A ubiquitous component used for applications from high-speed switching in computers, cellphones and computer motherboards, to frequency tuning in AM and FM radios, Vishay says it produces more than 10 billion MELF glass diodes annually and is the number one supplier in Europe of these devices and the second largest supplier worldwide. Diodes encased in glass are the most cost-effective solution for the wide range of applications in which they are used, says the company. Vishay claims its MicroMELF diodes are the smallest such products on the market and feature a unique flat surface that greatly simplifies the manufacturing process for Vishay customers.

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