Richardson RFPD Inc.has announced its Gold-level sponsorship of the Electronic Design Innovation Conference (EDI Con 2014) to be held at the Beijing International Convention Center, Beijing, China, April 8-10, 2014. As a gold sponsor, Richardson RFPD will organize a special expert forum discussing the state-of-the-art in Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology targeting high-power RF and microwave applications. As the sponsor, Richardson RFPD has assembled a panel of experts from leading suppliers of discrete transistors and integrated circuits based on GaN technology.

EDI CON is an industry-driven conference/exhibition targeting RF, microwave, EMC/EMI, and high-speed digital design engineers and system integrators developing products for today's communication, computing, RFID, wireless, navigation, aerospace and related markets. The technical program and exhibition includes the leading international RFIC, component and material manufacturers, semiconductor foundries, EDA software and test equipment/solution providers. This year’s conference features the most recent trends in high-frequency electronics and wireless communication technology, addressing all aspects of design, simulation and test verification through an understanding of system requirements for wireless communication networks such as small cell infrastructure, SATCOM and microwave backhaul.

Participating in the Richardson RFPD GaN Panel will be:

  • Eric Westberg,Portfolio Manager Cellular Infrastructure, Freescale Semiconductor
  • Damian McCann, Director of Engineering for MACOM
  • Jerry W. Chang, Director of Transistor Engineering for Microsemi
  • David W. Runton, VP Engineering, Nitronex
  • Ting Xiong, China Country Manager, TriQuint Semiconductor

The panel will be moderated by Patrick Hindle, Technical Editor of Microwave Journal. Mr. Hindle has more than 25 years experience in the RF and microwave industry with management experience in marketing communications, project management, technical marketing and editing, product and quality management.

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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