Gore Selects Richardson RFPD as Global Distributor of New Rugged 18 GHz Test Assemblies Used for High Throughput RF Test Applications
Landenberg, PA (June 13, 2011) – W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., has selected Richardson RFPD as its global distributor for its new 18 GHz GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies. Specifically engineered for high throughput production test applications, these rugged assemblies deliver consistently precise and repeatable measurements, and reduce operational costs by minimizing the need for test system troubleshooting, time-consuming recalibration, and retesting. These demands are commonly found in production testing for the wireless infrastructure market. Richardson RFPD will manage stocking levels of these assemblies to ensure quick and reliable delivery schedules.
According to Reneé Burba, Gore’s product manager for the microwave/RF test market, Richardson’s global presence and customer service were key factors in the distributor selection process. “As a long-standing partner of Gore, Richardson RFPD has a proven ability to address customer requirements quickly and effectively. Richardson RFPD understands the microwave/RF testing needs of our customers and shares our commitment to meet these needs with high-quality, durable products.”
Gore has been consistently recognized as a leader in providing high-performance microwave/RF test products. Kevin Connor, vice president, Energy, Power & Interconnect, at Richardson RFPD, explains the key relationship with Gore in this way: “We have carried Gore’s microwave/RF test products for over 15 years, and we value the extensive engineering and testing which they put into each of their products. Adding this new 18 GHz cable assembly to our line of GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies allows us to better serve the growing demand for rugged assemblies in RF production test applications.”
The complete line of GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies provides excellent phase and amplitude stability with flexure. The rugged, lightweight design delivers reliable performance in laboratory, production, and field test environments. Additionally, the crush, torque, and kink-resistant construction results in longer service life and reduced testing system downtime. For more information about Gore’s complete line of Microwave/RF Test Assemblies, visit gore.com/electronics. For Gore products sold and supported by Richardson RFPD, please visit the Gore storefront on the Richardson RFPD website richardsonrfpd.com.
About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Gore is a leading manufacturer of thousands of advanced technology products for the electronics, fabrics, industrial and medical markets. Perhaps best known for its waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio features a diverse array of innovations, including everything from guitar strings to life-saving cardiovascular devices. Gore is headquartered in Newark, Del., posts annual sales of $2.5 billion, and employs 9,000 associates in 30 countries worldwide. It is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings were introduced in 1984. Visit gore.com to learn more.
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 richardsonrfpd.com.
Jennifer C. Haupt
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