Richardson RFPD Announces Global Franchise Agreement with Hitachi ABB Power Grids

Richardson RFPD Announces Global Franchise Agreement with Hitachi ABB Power Grids

Agreement includes complete lineup of power semiconductor devices


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September 17,2020 – Geneva, lll.: Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, today announced that it has entered into a global franchise agreement with Hitachi ABB Power Grids, Semiconductors.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a leading supplier of power semiconductors with production facilities in Lenzburg, Switzerland, and Prague, Czech Republic. The company offers a wide variety of high-power semiconductors using conventional and future-oriented technologies for the traction, industrial and energy transmission market segments. Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ power semiconductor business product portfolio includes GTOs, IGBTs, IGCTs, SiC modules, thyristors and diodes in the power range of 150–12000 A and 200–8500 V.

The global agreement includes Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ complete lineup of power semiconductor devices.

“The addition of Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ product portfolio enables Richardson RFPD to service additional high-power applications for energy transmission, traction and industrial applications,” said Rafael R. Salmi, Ph.D., Richardson RFPD’s president. “We appreciate Hitachi ABB Power Grids recognizing our global reach with local technical support to initiate new design opportunities.”

“Including Richardson RFPD as a channel partner increases our local presence in additional countries around the world,” said Rainer Käsmaier, Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ managing director semiconductors. “Their strong knowledge of power semiconductors and the markets we serve offered a natural fit to assist in expanding the visibility of our products and capabilities.”

Additional information is available on the Hitachi ABB Power Grids storefront webpage.


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About Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36,000 people in 90 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, the business serves utility, industry and infrastructure customers across the value chain, and emerging areas like sustainable mobility, smart cities, energy storage and data centers. With a proven track record, global footprint and unparalleled installed base, Hitachi ABB Power Grids balances social, environmental and economic values. It is committed to powering good for a sustainable energy future, with pioneering and digital technologies, as the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid. Learn more at

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