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Vishay Terminates Offer to Acquire International Rectifier

October 13, 2008

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it has terminated its offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of International Rectifier Corporation (NYSE: IRF) common stock for $23.00 per share in cash and will be returning tendered shares to their holders.

Vishay issued the following statement:

“We thank the significant number of International Rectifier stockholders who supported our three nominees at International Rectifier’s 2007 Annual Meeting and we share your disappointment with the outcome. As we have consistently said, we can not pursue our proposal in the face of opposition from a board of directors that has refused to engage in any discussion with us regarding our offer. We regret that International Rectifier stockholders will not be able to participate in what would have been a compelling opportunity to create significant value for them.”

About Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

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, rectifiers, transistors, and optoelectronics and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sensors, and transducers). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. Its product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and ability to provide “one-stop shop” service have made Vishay a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at http://www.vishay.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Some statements set forth in this communication contain forward-looking statements including statements which are within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Stockholders should be aware that these forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or actual future results to differ materially from the expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements. Some of the factors which could cause results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are described in Vishay’s SEC filings (including Vishay’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 29, 2008 and June 28, 2008). All forward-looking statements in this news release are qualified by these cautionary statements and are made only as of the date of this news release. Vishay undertakes no duty to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

Important Additional Information

The information in this news release is provided for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities of International Rectifier. The description of the terminated tender offer contained in this news release is not intended to be a full or detailed description of the terms or conditions of the tender offer. The disclosure documents, and any other documents relating to the terminated tender offer that are filed with the SEC, may be obtained at no charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.




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