RFMW Ltd. and RF Circulator Isolator Inc. (RFCI) announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective April 3, 2013. RFCI acquired the Circulator and Isolator product line from RFMD upon RFMD’s exit of the business. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support.
According to the agreement, RFMW will distribute RFCI’s broad portfolio of ferrite products including surface mount and coaxial circulators and isolators as well as customer specific devices to satisfy diverse requirements.
“We’re looking forward to the support RFMW can provide for our customers and the many opportunities to expand our business“, said Larry Tran, General Manager for RFCI. “Currently, our largest customers exist in base station markets. RFMW will help our expansion beyond this market segment. With this agreement it will be easier for customers to find ferrite solutions that fit their particular requirements.”
Peter Tran, RFCI’s Director of Engineering, added “Our talented engineering team has a combination of more than 40 years of working in ferrite products. We design & manufacture the most challenging ferrite devices to serve in space, military, and commercial markets. RFMW’s component engineering and product management skills complement our product capability with their focused approach to the RF component market.”
According to Steve Takaki, Vice President of RFMW Ltd., “Teaming with RFCI allows us to offer customers low cost, drop-in solutions for volume manufacturing. The experience of the RFCI team in providing quality products to stringent base station requirements gives us a lot of confidence that our other customers will benefit as well. Our immediate goal is not only to expand RFCI’s commercial design in opportunities, but also to provide the same high level of customer support for the RFCI product line as we provide for our other premier suppliers.”