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Richardson RFPD Announces Agreement with GaN Systems

May 25, 2016
By Business Wire News


Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announced an agreement with GaN Systems Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Richardson RFPD will sell GaN Systems’ GaN on Si power devices on a global basis, excluding Israel.

GaN Systems manufactures a range of gallium nitride high-power transistors for consumer, enterprise, industrial, solar/wind/smartgrid, and transportation power-conversion applications.

“GaN Systems adds another innovative technology to our power-conversion linecard,” said Rafael R. Salmi, Ph.D., Richardson RFPD’s president. “GaN Systems brings GaN industry leadership to our portfolio, which already includes silicon carbide industry leaders. This ensures we can better support our customers that want to leverage the benefits of wide-bandgap semiconductors.”

“GaN Systems’ products have been adopted globally across consumer, industrial, datacenter and transportation markets,” said Larry Spaziani, GaN Systems vice president of sales and marketing. “To respond to the increased demand for our products and to provide the highest level of service for customers and prospects, we are pleased to partner with Richardson RFPD, a leading global distributor with a strong energy and power focus and dedicated resources in the markets we serve.”

About Richardson RFPD
Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. It brings relationships with many of the industry’s top radio frequency and power component suppliers. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide comprehensive support for customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. More information is available at the GaN Systems storefront webpage.

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About GaN Systems
GaN Systems is the place electronics designers go to realize all the system benefits of gallium nitride transistors in their power conversion applications. To overcome silicon’s limitations in switching speed, voltage and current, the company develops the most complete range of gallium nitride power switching transistors for consumer, datacenter, industrial and transportation markets. GaN Systems’ Island Technology® addresses today’s challenges of cost, performance, and manufacturability resulting in products that are smaller and more efficient than other GaN design approaches. The fabless semiconductor company is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. For more information, please visit:

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Dave Rossdeutcher, 630-262-6800
Global Product Management Director – Energy & Power