Richardson Electronics, Ltd. and FTCAP GmbH Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Expands accessibility and support of high reliability electrolytic and film capacitors

LaFox, IL, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 – Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL) announced today a new global distribution agreement with Fischer & Tausche, FTCAP GmbH, a leading manufacturer of custom and standard catalog aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors. The agreement aligns with FTCAP’s focus on identifying new opportunities and solutions for customers’ most challenging applications.

For more than 65 years, FTCAP has developed and manufactured aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors in small to medium-sized batch quantities. FTCAP offers a broad selection of standard catalog items as well as custom solutions developed in close collaboration with customers.

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

“As an established and reliable capacitor manufacturer with innovative capabilities, we are excited to partner with FTCAP in order to meet customer requirements,” said Greg Peloquin, Executive Vice President of Richardson Electronics’ Power & Microwave Technologies group. “FTCAP offers a variety of high quality product solutions using tried-and-true technology gained from many decades of experience.”

“Similar to our company, Richardson Electronics has been an industry leader in providing innovative and high-quality products for more than 65 years,” stated Dr. Thomas Ebel, Managing Director of FTCAP. “Richardson Electronics’ extensive global network will present our innovative technology, products and services to customers and their most demanding design needs.”

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 Fischer & Tausche, FTCAP GmbH

For over 65 years, FTCAP GmbH has been manufacturing aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, in small to medium batch quantities. FTCAP offers not only catalog standard items, but also custom solutions developed in close collaboration with customers. Holding numerous patents, FTCAP provides innovative solutions even for the most complex applications. More information is available at