Richardson RFPD and PriaTherm Sign European Distribution Deal
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Richardson RFPD, Inc.
40W267 Keslinger Road P.O. Box 307
LaFox, IL, 60147-0307
Press release date: April 25, 2012
Advanced Air- and Liquid-Cooled Heatsinks Now Available for Richardson RFPD's RF, Energy & Power Customer Base
La Fox, Illinois: Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces it has completed a distribution agreement with PriaTherm, a European-based provider of reliable and innovative solutions in the thermal management industry. With this agreement, Priatherm provides Richardson RFPD with a source to assist its European customers with fabricated heat sinks for high power RF, as well as energy and power management, applications.
PriaTherm air- and liquid-cooled thermal solutions are used in a broad range of high power density electronics applications, including Energy, Transportation, Signal Processing and Broadcasting. CAB and vacuum brazing technology are among the processes adopted by PriaTherm that enable extreme flexibility in design and outstanding advantages in performance. Along with their complete range of natural and forced-convection solutions, PriaTherm's liquid cold plates are used by many of Richardson RFPD's IGBT customers for proper cooling of these devices. PriaTherm's infrastructure is fully equipped for fast prototyping, quick turn productions and volume manufacturing.
"We view the addition of PriaTherm as a key piece to our global thermal management strategy," said Kevin Connor, Richardson RFPD's vice president of Energy, Power & Interconnect. "The ability to offer custom-fabricated heat sink solutions-either air- or liquid-cooled-only adds to our value in the eyes of customers designing high power inverters. The combination of our local technical sales resources with an innovative European supplier of this material enables us to further support a synergistic sale across a power electronics circuit."
"We don't believe there are many companies in Europe besides Richardson RFPD more focused on serving power electronics customers' manufacturing equipment for applications at 1 kW and above," said Alessandro Bizzarri, PriaTherm's Business Development Manager. "Obviously we believe our thermal management solutions serve this market better than our competition. We embrace the idea of having Richardson RFPD's technical sales force representing our products and capabilities because of their strong reputation in this industry."
Richardson RFPD's worldwide field sales engineering teams are now assisting circuit designers in integrating PriaTherm thermal management solutions into inverter designs. For technical information or to purchase PriaTherm products, please visit the PriaTherm storefront on the Richardson RFPD website.
PriaTherm provides effective thermal management solutions in a broad range of high power density electronics applications, supplying locally whilst ensuring superior product quality and customer support. Our business processes are designed to add value to our customers and offer solutions in demanding applications with faster time to market, innovation which improves competitive advantage and lower overall cost of ownership. Our commitment is to be the thermal solutions partner of choice. Learn more about PriaTherm at www.priatherm.com.
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. More information is available online at www.richardsonrfpd.com.
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For details, contact:
Kevin Connor, Vice President
Richardson RFPD, Inc.
40W267 Keslinger Road
P.O. Box 307
LaFox, Illinois 60147-0307