|Arrow Electronics Expands Distribution Agreement with Cree, Inc.’s Wolfspeed Division|
Extended Agreement Includes Wolfspeed’s RF and Power Products
November 09, 2018 10:10 AM Eastern Standard Time
CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) today announced an expanded agreement with Cree, Inc.’s Wolfspeed division (NASDAQ: CREE). The new agreement positions Arrow Electronics as Cree’s largest global distributor for Wolfspeed’s industry-leading silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) on SiC product portfolio.
“We are pleased to build upon and expand our franchise to include both Wolfspeed’s power and RF solutions,” said David West, senior vice president of global marketing and engineering at Arrow. “This agreement offers our customers a greater range of technology options that will enable continuous product innovation.”
“Wolfspeed’s heritage as a pioneer of GaN-on-SiC technology for RF applications is well established and offers an attractive value proposition to our customers who are evolving the technology marketplace,” said Rafael R. Salmi, Ph.D., president of Richardson RFPD. “This agreement offers a strategic advantage in that we can now provide the optimal RF power solutions to meet our customers’ diverse needs.”
“We are committed to ensuring our customers have access to our superior SiC-based semiconductor devices,” said Thomas Wessel, senior vice president of global sales and marketing. “Arrow’s global sales force enables us to reach more markets and customers quicker and more efficiently through a proven partner solution.”
Arrow will be featuring an IoT-connected 150 kW off-board charging station that relies upon Wolfspeed’s SiC technology in their booth #412 at Electronica in Munich, Germany, Nov. 13-16.
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