RS launches 4,000 more electronic components from Vishay Intertechnology

Expanded range includes MMB MELF resistors and increases total Vishay range from RS to over 10,000 products available direct-from-stock.

Taiwan, 28 September 2010 :

RS Components, the leading distributor of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products, today announced it has added an additional 4,000 passive components from Vishay Intertechnology to its passive products range. The new introductions expand the total Vishay range available from RS to over 10,000 products across passive and semiconductor technologies.

The enhanced portfolio, spread across 15 technologies, creates one of the broadest range of Vishay passive products held in stock for design engineers. Range enhancements include tantalum capacitors, power inductors, MELF resistors, and Vishay Dale Power Metal Strip® resistors from, complemented by a comprehensive range of chip resistors, both thick and thin film.

The full Vishay range is available direct-from-stock in industry-standard packaging, ready for direct insertion into automated production runs. All products are supplied in flexible quantities so customers can order the quantity they need and avoid unnecessary stock-holding costs. Customers can also achieve larger discounts when ordering higher quantities.

Commenting on the launch, Johnson Koo, Vishay’s Senior Vice President, Sales, Asia, stated “Vishay is excited by the commitment made from RS to increase the range of Vishay components available to customers. RS can meet the needs of customers around the globe, making them an ideal distribution partner for Vishay, with high quality service and support that matches the quality of our offer.”

For RS, Richard Huxley, Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific said “Vishay is one of the premier brands that electronics design engineers and buyers look to when developing their latest applications. We are delighted to be increasing our Vishay portfolio to provide our customers with a comprehensive range at competitive prices and with market-leading service.”

The Vishay range from RS is available online at, where customers can link directly into the product range and supporting technical information and select and order.

About RS Components

A part of Electrocomponents plc, RS Components (RS) is one of the largest global catalogue and web-based distributors of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products.

Operating under the trading brands of RS Components, Radiospares, Radionics and Allied Electronics in the U.S., the Group serves nearly 1.5 million customers in over 80 countries worldwide. Through operations in 27 countries and 17 warehouses, RS distributes 500,000 products from over 2,500 suppliers.

The Group has an annual turnover of over £972 million and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

For more information, please visit our market leading website at

About Vishay

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 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. Vishay can be found on the Internet at