Richardson RFPD and Cree Inc. Sign Distribution Deal

Agreement covers global distribution of Cree's silicon carbide power products

LaFox, Ill.Feb. 6, 2013Richardson RFPD Inc. (of Arrow Electronics) completed an agreement to distribute Silicon Carbide power products from Cree Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer that specializes in semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications, lighting-class LEDs and LED lighting solutions.

“Cree is recognized globally as a leader in silicon carbide technology,” said Chris Marshall, Vice President, Richardson RFPD. “Adding their capabilities to our energy and power products portfolio further solidifies our focus to support our customers who are seeking the most efficient solutions for their high power applications.”

Under the agreement, Richardson RFPD will only distribute Cree's SiC Schotty diodes, MOSFETs and power modules worldwide.

“Cree Power is pleased to welcome Richardson as a worldwide distribution partner,” said Paul Kierstead, Director of Marketing, Cree. “Combining Cree Power’s revolutionary Silicon Carbide power MOSFETs and diodes with Richardson RFPD’s proven power design-in capability helps assure our customers of the most energy efficient, smallest, lightest and least costly power system solutions.”

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