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Vishay Intertechnology Announces Technology Lineup for 2016 Sensors Expo & Conference

The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced its technology lineup for the 2016 Sensors Expo & Conference, taking place June 21-23 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. In booth 419, Vishay will provide demonstrations of its leading ambient, proximity, ultraviolet (UV), and RGBW light sensors for consumer, industrial, and automotive applications.

Highlighted ambient light sensors at Sensor Expo & Conference will include the VEML6030 featuring Filtron™ technology for ambient light spectral sensitivity close to that of the human eye. Ideal for notebook and PC computers, LCD TVs, and industrial and medical light sensing, Vishay will provide a demonstration of the device’s accuracy compared to a high-precision optometer.

Fully integrated proximity and ambient light sensors on display will include the VCNL4100 and VCNL4020X01. For home appliances and automatic soap and towel dispensers, Vishay will demonstrate the VCNL4100’s 1 m to 1.5 m detection range for long-distance proximity sensing. Offering a 16-bit resolution, the AEC-Q101-qualified VCNL4020X01 is optimized for automotive dashboard displays and mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, PDAs, and GPS units. Visitors to booth 419 will see how the device can be used in conjunction with two VSMF2890RGX01 infrared emitters to enable gesture recognition.

At Sensors Expo & Conference, Vishay will demonstrate the capabilities of its new VEML6075 UV light sensor, which offers individual UVA and UVB channels with 16-bit resolution and excellent sensitivity of 365 nm and 330 nm, respectively. Designed to convert solar UV light intensity to digital data, the VEML6075 provides a measurement of signal strength and allows for true UVI calculation in smart watches, sport bands, and weather stations.

The VEML6040 digital RGBW color sensor will be on display, which allows the brightness and color temperature of backlighting to be adjusted based on ambient light, making LCD and LED panels more comfortable for end users’ eyes. In addition to demonstrating the device’s ability to identify ambient light sources and calculate lux and correlated color temperature, Vishay will use the sensor with a light tester jig to highlight its accuracy.

For over 30 years, Sensors Expo & Conference has been one of the world’s largest events focused exclusively on sensors and sensor-integrated systems. For more information on the event, please visit

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 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

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