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Vishay Purchases HiRel Systems

MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, (NYSE: VSH), one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components, today announced the acquisition of HiRel Systems LLC, a leading supplier of high reliability transformers, inductors, coils, and power conversion products. The purchase price was approximately $85 million, including repayment of HiRel debt, and subject to customary post-closing adjustments.

By welcoming HiRel Systems into the Vishay family, we are substantially expanding and strengthening our specialty magnetic product business.

“We are pleased to welcome HiRel into the Vishay family,” said Marc Zandman, Vishay’s Executive Chairman and Chief Business Development Officer. “The HiRel Systems product and technology portfolio will further enhance our inductors portfolio, particularly in the field of custom magnetics for medical, military, aerospace and aviation, and applications in the industrial and commercial field such as renewable energy and test and measurement equipment.”

“In the Company’s announced growth plan,” stated Dr. Gerald Paul, Vishay’s President and Chief Executive Officer, “we indicated that niche acquisitions would supplement intensified internal growth. Our acquisition of HiRel Systems fits well into this strategy, strengthening our product offering in the high reliability inductor and transformer business.”

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