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2 October 2007


Nitronex expands Richardson distribution agreement to Americas and Asia

Nitronex of Durham, NC, USA, which manufactures GaN-on-silicon RF power transistors for the commercial wireless infrastructure, broadband and military markets, has expanded its partnership with Richardson Electronics Ltd of La Fox near Chicago, IL, USA to include distribution in the Americas and all of Asia. The agreement should increase Nitronex’s sales and support services for its customers throughout these regions.

Richardson will support all Nitronex RF products, including its family of 2.5 and 3.5GHz WiMAX products (the NPT25015, NPT35015, NPT35050 and the NPT25100), as well as its family of broadband power transistors (the NPTB00025 and NPTB00050).

“We have expanded our partnership with Richardson to provide superior sales support and reduce lead times for our customers in the Americas and throughout Asia,” says Nitronex’s VP of sales & marketing Chris Rauh. “These markets are a critical growth area for Nitronex, and our relationship with Richardson Electronics reflects our commitment to these customers,” he adds. “Nitronex is particularly pleased with Richardson’s investment in experienced RF power application engineers and lab facilities.”

“We have had a very positive response from our early adopters in Japan,” says Richardson’s VP of wireless and broadband communications Chris Marshall. “We have already seen that the combination of GaN performance, competitive pricing based on Nitronex’ silicon substrate technology, and the ability to deliver product now is resulting in immediate demands and rapid sales growth.”

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