Richardson Electronics Adds Test & Measurement Product Line from W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

LANDENBERG, PA, JUNE 5, 2009 - - W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) announces that Richardson Electronics, Ltd. will now sell Gore's high-performance line of Test & Measurement Microwave/RF Cable Assemblies.

"Richardson and Gore have built a strong relationship around Gore's ePTFE and PTFE material technology bringing solutions for EMI grounding and shielding," says Mark Mulle, Global Channel Leader for Gore. "We are excited to bring the same technical leadership of Gore's high-performance Microwave/RF Test Cables to the Richardson product offering. Richardson's global footprint and technically-focused sales team will ensure these products are brought to market with the high level of service customers have come to expect from Richardson."

"These high-end products allow Richardson to enhance our value-added position with our clients that need premium-performance test cables. When RF engineers need to design for extremely precise and repeatable testing tolerances, we will provide innovative testing solutions such as the GORE(TM) VNA and GORE(TM) PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies," says Kevin Connor, Vice President of Interconnect Devices for Richardson's RF, Wireless & Power Division. "These products provide test engineers with ultra-high performance test cable assemblies which ensure consistent and reliable results in any precision test application through 110 GHz."

To support customer needs for high-precision test cable assemblies, Richardson can supply GORE(TM) PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies, GORE(TM) VNA Microwave/RF Test Assemblies, and GORE(TM) Mini-CP RF Coaxial Assemblies, as well as other fine products from Gore's Microwave/RF Cable Test Assemblies product line. To view Gore products on Richardson's website please visit or contact your local Richardson Sales representative at 1-800-737-6937.

About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

With more than $2.5 billion in annual sales and 8,000 employees in over 45 facilities worldwide, Gore provides diverse, high-performance solutions in consumer, industrial, electronic, medical, and surgical markets. As well-known for its unique corporate culture as for its products, Gore's 50-year success story rests equally on product and organizational innovation. Today Gore is one of only four companies to appear in every listing of the "100 Best Companies to Work for in America," now published annually in Fortune magazine. The company also ranks consistently among the "Best Companies to Work For" in the U.K., Germany, and Italy. Perhaps best known as the inventors of expanded PTFE (ePTFE) and the makers of GORE-TEX® fabric, Gore is a leading manufacturer of thousands of advanced technology products that comprise a breadth of capabilities.

About the RF, Wireless & Power Division (RFPD) of Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
RFPD, a division of Richardson Electronics, LTD. (NASDAQ: RELL), is a global provider of engineered solutions and a global distributor of electronic components to the RF and wireless communications market and the industrial power conversion market. RFPD designs, manufactures and distributes discrete devices, components, and assemblies used in RF and wireless infrastructure communications networks, digital broadcasting, defense, and power conversion. More information is available online at

For more information, call Richardson at 1-800-737-6937 or Gore at 800-445-4673 (USA) or 302-292-5100 (International); or visit their websites at or

Please send leads to:

Technical Marketing Support

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

385 Starr Road

Landenberg, PA 19350

(800) 445-4673 (USA)

(302) 292-5100 (International)


RF, Wireless & Power Division

Richardson Electronics, Ltd.

40W267 Keslinger Road

P.O. Box 393

LaFox, IL 60147-0393

(800) 737-6937 (USA)

(630) 208-3637 (International)


(TM)GORE and ®PHASEFLEX are trademarks of W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Copyright © 2009 by W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

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