News | February 6, 2013

Richardson RFPD And Cree, Inc. Sign Distribution Deal

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

Richardson RFPD, Inc. recently announced it has completed an agreement to distribute Silicon Carbide power products from Cree, Inc. ("Cree"), a U.S.-based manufacturer that specializes in semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications, lighting-class LEDs and LED lighting solutions. Under the agreement, Richardson RFPD will only distribute Cree's SiC Schotty diodes, MOSFETs and power modules worldwide.

“Cree is recognized globally as a leader in silicon carbide technology," stated 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.”

“Cree Power is pleased to welcome Richardson as a worldwide distribution partner," stated 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.”

For technical information or to purchase Cree products, please visit the Cree storefront on the Richardson RFPD website. For information on Richardson RFPD's entire portfolio of Silicon Carbide (SiC) products, please visit the Silicon Carbide (SiC) Technology page on the Richardson RFPD website.

About Richardson RFPD, Inc.
Richardson RFPD, Inc., an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. Relationships with the industry’s top component suppliers enable Richardson RFPD to meet the total engineering needs of each customer. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide support for all aspects of customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. For more information, visit

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