Change Author / Owner : Felix Zandman Resistor Invention Napkin
Dr. Felix Zandman, inventor and founder of Vishay Intertechnology Inc., sketched this idea for a Power Metal Strip Resistor on a napkin at the Husker Steak House in Columbus, Nebraska in 1996. The Vishay Power Metal Strip translates the electrical current in a circuit to a voltage that can easily be monitored and tracked. Zandman learned trigonometry and physics from his uncle while hiding from the Nazis in German-occupied Poland. After immigrating to the United States, he formed Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. in 1962 to help manufacture his inventions.