Vishay Intertechnology Inc. announced today that it has acquired Spectrol Electronics Corp., a a manufacturer of potentiometers, sensors, and resistors, for an undisclosed amount.
Spectrol, Ontario, Calif., had been a subsidiary of Dyson Kissner Moran, a holding company in New York City. Spectrol has annual sales of $22 million. The acquisition will be immediately accretive, Vishay said.
Spectrol's sensing transducer-type potentiometers are used primarily in the automotive industry, and its trimmer potentiometers are used in various electronics circuitry.
"With this acquisition, we are gaining new technology with transducer-type potentiometers,"said Felix Zandman, chairman and chief executive of Vishay, in a statement. He said the Spectrol technology will complement the SFERnice division's transducer product line, enabling it to penetrate more quickly into the automotive market.