Richardson RFPD Inc. announced it has been selected by W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. as the global distributor for its new 18 GHz GORE® PHASEFLEX® RF/microwave 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 requirements commonly found in production testing for the wireless infrastructure market such as test system troubleshooting, time-consuming recalibration and retesting. 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 RF/microwave 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," Burba said. "Richardson RFPD understands the microwave/RF testing requirements of our customers and shares our commitment to meet them with high-quality, durable products.”

Gore has been consistently recognized as a leader in providing high performance RF/microwave test products.

“We have carried Gore’s RF/microwave test products for over 15 years, and we value the extensive engineering and testing that they put into each of their products,” explained Kevin Connor, Vice President, Energy, Power & Interconnect at Richardson RFPD. “Adding this new 18 GHz cable assembly to our line of GORE PHASEFLEX RF/microwave test assemblies allows us to better serve the growing demand for rugged assemblies in RF production test applications.”