While the Sprague/Vishay orange drops are slowly running out of stock Cornell Dubilier orange drops are becoming readily available. Every thing I have read from both corporations is that they are made exactly the same with the same tooling. These days acquisitions and mergers are nothing more than tax shelters along with an increase in profitability anyway. If you climb just about any major corporate structure you will find many are owned by the same person or groups of people. Its just an illusion. Good thing is orange drops are still available.