18 September 2020
Richardson RFPD to distribute Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ products
Richardson RFPD Inc (an Arrow Electronics company) – which specializes in the RF, wireless, IoT and power technologies sectors – has entered into a global franchise agreement with Switzerland-based Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd, a supplier of power semiconductors for the traction, industrial and energy transmission market segments, with production facilities in Lenzburg, Switzerland, and Prague, Czech Republic.
Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ power semiconductor business product portfolio includes GTOs, IGBTs, IGCTs, SiC modules, thyristors and diodes spanning the power range of 150–12000A and 200–8500V. The agreement includes Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ complete lineup of power semiconductor devices.
“The addition of Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ product portfolio enables Richardson RFPD to service additional high-power applications for energy transmission, traction and industrial applications,” says Richardson RFPD’s president Rafael R. Salmi Ph.D. “We appreciate Hitachi ABB Power Grids recognizing our global reach with local technical support to initiate new design opportunities,” he adds.
“Including Richardson RFPD as a channel partner increases our local presence in additional countries around the world,” comments Rainer Käsmaier, Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ managing director semiconductors. “Their strong knowledge of power semiconductors and the markets we serve offered a natural fit to assist in expanding the visibility of our products and capabilities.”