CEL Announces Sales Agreement with RF PIN-Diode Expert

California Eastern Laboratories (CEL), a leading provider of RF/Microwave solutions, has partnered with Japanese RF PIN diode experts, LITEC Corporation. Under the agreement, CEL will exclusively promote and sell LITEC’s RF pin diode products in the Americas, India and Israel. CEL has a 60+ year history of marketing RF components in those territories.

LITEC started their RF PIN diode business in 2006 in Kyoto, Japan. Before this, they were a sales and manufacturing representative company for overseas semiconductor and printed circuit board manufacturers for more than 10 years. They currently offer a broad product lineup that serves several market segments. The company has an in-house lab for DC/RF and reliability testing (Kyoto, Japan). This year, it launched an assembly factory for ceramic packaged products in Okayama, Japan.

LITEC PIN diodes have been designed into most of the commercial radio systems in Japan used in ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars. CEL will now provide local design support and bring these high-quality products to customers in the aforementioned territories outside Japan. This new agreement perfectly fits with CEL’s long history of marketing high-quality RF components manufactured in Japan.

According to Marc Sheade, VP and GM of CEL’s Components Business, CEL’s new agreement with LITEC is very synergistic with the existing line of RF components that the company currently develops, markets, and sells. CEL’s well-equipped laboratory and staff of high-level engineers are well suited to provide the same level of technical support for this new RF line as done for own RF components. The LITEC RF PIN diode products add one more RF component type to further provide customers with one-stop shopping for their RF component needs.

Available stock for these devices may be found at franchised distributors, Digi-Key Electronics or Mouser Electronics.

California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) offers a broad selection of wireless, networking and image system components including RF/Microwave transistors and ICs, Image Signal Processors, High-speed Interface ICs, and Power DC to DC Modules. The company also designs and produces MeshConnect wireless module solutions for IoT applications. It has technical centers in Santa Clara, California (Silicon Valley) and Buffalo Grove, Illinois (Chicago area). It supports customers through direct sales offices and distributors worldwide, with offices in the United States, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

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