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Vishay Chosen as Finalist for 2008 EE Times ACE Awards in Ultimate Products of the Year, Analog ICs Category


Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the company.s SiP12510 and SiP12511 white LED drivers have been selected as finalists for the 2008 EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards, in the category of Ultimate Products of the Year, Analog ICs. The ACE Awards recognize the electronics engineering industry’s most innovative companies and breakthrough technologies.

The EE Times ACE Awards are judged by a panel of industry experts, comprised of the leading voices of academia, industry, and Wall Street executives. The Ultimate Products of the Year are awarded to the most significant products introduced in the last 12 months in each of seven categories, as determined by large-scale peer review. Finalists in each category were chosen by qualified readers of EE Times and on a quarterly basis via electronic balloting, from a list of nominees submitted to readers by expert editors with accompanying editorial reviews.

The Vishay Siliconix SiP12510 and SiP12511 are 1.25-MHz current-mode boost converters with a feedback reference voltage of 0.1 V. Their typical efficiency of 90 % is the highest ever achieved for this device type. For any battery-operated consumer product with a liquid crystal display — such as a digital camera, PDA, cellular phone, or game device — the SiP12510 and SiP12511 provide superior performance to enable image brightness and clarity.

Offered in the compact TSOT23-6 package, the new devices offer a complete LED driver solution that requires minimal external components and integrates several protection features, including overvoltage protection, cycle-by-cycle current limit, and thermal shutdown block. To enable full control over LED illumination intensity, the SiP12510 and SiP12511 support both linear and PWM techniques for regulating the LED string current.

The winners of this prestigious award will be announced at the ACE Awards Gala taking place on April 15, 2008, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California, during the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley.


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