Richardson Electronics and Applied Power Systems Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Expands support and availability of high-power inverters, converters, AC controllers and custom power assemblies

LaFox, IL, Wednesday, December 9, 2015–Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL) announced today a new global distribution agreement with Applied Power Systems, Inc., a leading U.S. manufacturer of high-power inverters, converters, AC controllers and custom power assemblies. The agreement aligns with both companies’ pursuits of supplying and supporting high performance products to meet key customer requirements.

Applied Power Systems (APS) has been a power electronics engineering and manufacturing company specializing in power conversion assemblies and thermal management of high power semiconductors since 1996. It offers in-house design and modelling of inverter and converter assemblies, along with an extensive portfolio that includes:

  • Driver boards for IGBTs, MOSFETS and SCRs with fiber optic interfaces
  • Power stack products, including solid state switches for AC and DC applications, IGBTs, SCRs, rectifier assemblies, bridges, power converters and inverters, and
  • Bar clamps for disc-type semiconductors and thermal management products

Founded in 1947, Richardson Electronics is a global channel partner for world-class electron devices, power electronics, and RF and microwave components.

“APS applies unique, high technology solutions in the design and manufacture of a broad array of power stacks,” said Greg Peloquin, Executive Vice President of Richardson Electronics’ Power & Microwave Technologies group. “We look forward to working with APS’ experienced engineering staff and introducing their full line of power stage products, complete testing capabilities and turnkey solutions to a wider range of customers around the world.”

“Richardson Electronics’ global presence means our products will be more accessible to key customers in countries beyond the U.S.,” said Jim Murphy, President of APS. “With Richardson Electronics’ ability to provide exceptional technical support, I fully expect that together we can enhance our capability to develop ideal solutions for our customers.”

About Richardson Electronics, Ltd.

Richardson Electronics, Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered solutions, power grid and microwave tubes and related consumables; power conversion and RF and microwave components; high value displays, flat panel detector solutions and replacement parts for diagnostic imaging equipment; and customized display solutions. We serve customers in the alternative energy, healthcare, aviation, broadcast, communications, industrial, marine, medical, military, scientific and semiconductor markets. The Company’s strategy is to provide specialized technical expertise and “engineered solutions” based on our core engineering and manufacturing capabilities. The Company provides solutions and adds value through design-in support, systems integration, prototype design and manufacturing, testing, logistics, and aftermarket technical service and repair through its global infrastructure. More information is available at

Richardson Electronics common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol RELL.

About Applied Power Systems

Applied Power Systems, Inc. is an industry leading manufacturer of advanced power conversion products, power electronic controls and high power semiconductor thermal management solutions. APS applies unique, high technology solutions in the design and manufacture of a wide array of power control systems, ranging from high power AC and DC Power Supplies to Driver Circuits for IGBT, SCR, MOSFET devices. Our Power Stage products include IGBT Inverter Stacks, AC/DC, DC/DC, DC/AC Converters, AC Phase Controllers, High Power Rectifier Bridges, Solid State Switches for AC and DC applications, and high power semiconductor assemblies. Our products include board level products such as drivers for IGBTs, MOSFETs and SCRs as well as fiber-optic interfaces and Snubber boards. Our System Level products include Ultra-Precise Power Supplies and Uninterruptible Power Supplies for on-board Rail Applications, for Hi-temperature and Low-temperature Cryogenic magnets, Hi-voltage Modulators, Frequency Changers, Motor Drives & Controls, Battery Chargers and a host of specialized supplies and inverter systems. More information is available at