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February 06, 2008

Richardson Electronics to Distribute Kenet Analog-to-Digital Converters

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Richardson Electronics (News - Alert), Ltd. has signed a global partnership agreement with Kenet Incorporated to distribute its entire product line of low-power, high-performance Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs).

Kenet Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company founded to bring to market low-power mixed-signal technology developed at MIT (News - Alert).

The company is developing innovative enabling solutions for industrial instrumentation, wireless communications, networking, portable consumer products and military and government applications.
Its flagship converter, the KAD5512-50, sets new power/performance benchmarks for 12-bit, 500 MSPS converters, delivering leading edge performance metrics while consuming nearly an order of magnitude less power than existing solutions.

Kenet’s products provide the low-power, high performance conversion needed in advanced applications, including cellular base stations, broadband communication infrastructure, military defense systems and industrial instrumentation equipment.

“Kenet is an emerging leader in high performance ADCs,” Chris Marshall, Vice President of Richardson Electronics’ Wireless and Broadband Communications Group said in a press release.

“With products like their new 12-bit, 500 MSPS ADC, they are pushing the state-of-the-art in the industry, and we expect to see significant growth with them in applications such as point-to-point radio links, high-performance instrumentation, radar and more.”

 “We are excited to enter this partnership with Richardson Electronics,” said Phill LoPresti, Kenet’s CEO and President. “Their highly technical sales force and strong demand creation capability will be an outstanding complement to our current sales channels.”

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To see more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.
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