Richardson RFPD has sealed a global franchise agreement with Hitachi ABB Power Grids, Semiconductors. 

The deal includes Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ complete line up of power semiconductor devices.

“The addition of Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ product portfolio enables Richardson RFPD to service additional high-power applications for energy transmission, traction and industrial applications,” said Rafael R. Salmi, Richardson RFPD’s president. “We appreciate Hitachi ABB Power Grids recognising our global reach with local technical support to initiate new design opportunities.”

“Including Richardson RFPD as a channel partner increases our local presence in additional countries around the world,” responded Rainer Käsmaier, Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ managing director semiconductors. “Their strong knowledge of power semiconductors and the markets we serve offered a natural fit to assist in expanding the visibility of our products and capabilities.”

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a leading supplier of power semiconductors with production facilities in Lenzburg, Switzerland, and Prague, Czech Republic.

The company offers a wide variety of high-power semiconductors using conventional and future-oriented technologies for the traction, industrial and energy transmission market segments.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ power semiconductor business product portfolio includes GTOs, IGBTs, IGCTs, SiC modules, thyristors and diodes in the power range of 150–12000 A and 200–8500 V.



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