API Technologies Corp. and Richardson RFPD Announce Expanded Distribution Agreement to Include Weinschel Brand Products

Marlborough, MA – December 6, 2016 – API Technologies Corp. ("API" or the "Company"), a leading provider of high performance RF, microwave, millimeterwave and security solutions, today announced an expansion of the worldwide distribution agreement with RF and microwave components distributor, Richardson RFPD to now include the Weinschel brand. Acquired by API from Cobham in 2015, Weinschel brand products will add value to the Company’s distribution agreement by adding a full line of attenuators, phase shifters, simulation instrumentation, and RF distribution products, to API’s growing list of products available through distribution.

Weinschel products join API’s full line of standard, configurable, and custom RF, microwave, and microelectronics products available through Richardson RFPD, which has been distributing API Technologies brand products since 1997. API Technologies products offered by Richardson include power amplifiers, high performance filters, thin film chip resistors, mixers, antennas, and passive components, as well as the Company’s full line of Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions.

“The Weinschel brand has always been synonymous with engineering excellence and superior quality. Their products represent a dedication to innovative design solutions for performance-driven applications in the commercial, wireless, industrial, test and defense markets. Making these products available to global customers via Richardson’s worldwide sales channel means more engineers can leverage Weinschel products in their microwave and RF systems,” said  Mike Valo, Director, World Wide Distributor Sales, API Technologies Corp.

“We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with API Technologies and promoting Weinschel brand products to a new audience of global customers,” said Rich Naslonski, Global Product Management Director, Interconnect Products of Richardson RFPD.

About API Technologies’ Weinschel

Located in Frederick, MD, Weinschel was founded more than sixty years ago, and was the first company to design and manufacture commercially available coaxial attenuators. Since that time, the product line has expanded to include advanced components and subsystems for wireless, space, defense, test and measurement, and broadband applications. Featured products include fixed attenuators, solid-state digital step and programmable step attenuators, high power terminations, resistive splitters and dividers, phase shifters, and RF simulation products. Featured brands include Planar Blind-Mate®, Planar Crown® connectors and SmartStep® attenuation subsystems. Learn more about Weinschel brand products at www.weinschel.apitech.com.

About API Technologies Corp. 

API Technologies is an innovative designer and manufacturer of high performance systems, subsystems, modules, and components for technically demanding RF, microwave, millimeterwave, electromagnetic, power, and security applications. A high-reliability technology pioneer with over 70 years of heritage, API Technologies products are used by global defense, industrial, and commercial customers in the areas of commercial aerospace, wireless communications, medical, oil and gas, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, C4ISR, missile defense, harsh environments, satellites, and space. Learn more about API Technologies and our products at www.apitech.com

About Richardson RFPD

Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. Relationships with the industry's top component suppliers enable Richardson RFPD to meet the total engineering needs of each customer. Whether it's designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide support for all aspects of customers' go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. To learn more about Richardson, visit their website at www.richardsonrfpd.com, call +1 (800) 737-6937, or via e-mail at rfpdinfo@richardsonrfpd.com.

For more information about this press release, contact:
Michael Valo
Director, World Wide Distribution Sales
API Technologies Corp.
+1 408-636-2662
mike.valo@apitech.com

Rich Naslonski
Global Product Management Director, Interconnect Products
Richardson RFPD
+1 (630) 262-6800
Toll Free +1 (800) 737-6937
rfpdinfo@richardsonrfpd.com
www.richardsonrfpd.com