Richardson RFPD Inc. announces it has completed a distribution agreement with PriaTherm, a European-based provider of reliable and innovative solutions in the thermal management industry. With this agreement, Priatherm provides Richardson RFPD with a source to assist its European customers with fabricated heat sinks for high power RF, as well as energy and power management, applications.

PriaTherm air- and liquid-cooled thermal solutions are used in a broad range of high power density electronics applications, including Energy, Transportation, Signal Processing and Broadcasting. CAB and vacuum brazing technology are among the processes adopted by PriaTherm that enable extreme flexibility in design and outstanding advantages in performance. Along with their complete range of natural and forced-convection solutions, PriaTherm’s liquid cold plates are used by many of Richardson RFPD’s IGBT customers for proper cooling of these devices. PriaTherm’s infrastructure is fully equipped for fast prototyping, quick turn productions and volume manufacturing.

"We view the addition of PriaTherm as a key piece to our global thermal management strategy," said Kevin Connor, Richardson RFPD’s vice president of Energy, Power & Interconnect. "The ability to offer custom-fabricated heat sink solutions — either air- or liquid-cooled — only adds to our value in the eyes of customers designing high power inverters. The combination of our local technical sales resources with an innovative European supplier of this material enables us to further support a synergistic sale across a power electronics circuit."

"We don’t believe there are many companies in Europe besides Richardson RFPD more focused on serving power electronics customers’ manufacturing equipment for applications at 1 kW and above," said Alessandro Bizzarri, PriaTherm’s Business Development Manager. "Obviously we believe our thermal management solutions serve this market better than our competition. We embrace the idea of having Richardson RFPD’s technical sales force representing our products and capabilities because of their strong reputation in this industry."

Richardson RFPD’s worldwide field sales engineering teams are now assisting circuit designers in integrating PriaTherm thermal management solutions into inverter designs. For technical information or to purchase PriaTherm products, please visit the PriaTherm storefront on the Richardson RFPD website.

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