Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
                               63 Lincoln Highway
                       Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355-2120

                                                            May 23, 2002
Securities and Exchange Commission
Division of Corporation Finance
450 Fifth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.  20549

            Re:   Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
                  Form S-3 Registration Statement
                  File No. 333-72502

Gentlemen and Ladies:

      The undersigned hereby respectfully requests that, pursuant to Rule 477
promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities and Exchange
Commission consent to the withdrawal of the above referenced registration
statement of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. effective immediately. The
registration statement relates to shares of Vishay's common stock issuable on
conversion of the 5.75% Convertible Notes of General Semiconductor, Inc. General
Semiconductor was acquired by Vishay in November 2001. The registration
statement has not been declared effective by the Commission.

      Vishay is seeking to withdraw the registration statement for the purpose
of circulating to holders of the General Semiconductor notes material containing
the information required by Rule 14a-3(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of
1934 and Items 401, 402 and 403 of Regulation S-K. Vishay intends to refile the
registration statement after the circulation and to request effectiveness of the
refiled registration statement.

      No securities were sold in connection with the offering.

      Please notify Daniel Rindsberg of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, our
counsel, at (212) 715-7758 of the effectiveness of the withdrawal.

                                    Very truly yours,

                                    VISHAY INTERTECHNOLOGY, INC.

                                    By:   /s/ Avi D. Eden
                                          Avi D. Eden
                                          Executive Vice President
                                             and General Counsel