Fujitsu General America Names Richardson Electronics Authorized Distributor of Plasmavision 42 Monitors
Agreement Covering U.S. Markets Further Bolsters Distributor's Growing Monitor Portfolio
FAIRFIELD, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 22, 1998--Fujitsu General
America, Inc. today announced electronic component specialty
distributor Richardson Electronics (NASDAQ:RELL - news) as an authorized
distributor for the company's Plasmavision(TM) 42 large-format plasma
monitors in the United States.
The originator of the large screen plasma display, Fujitsu
General America recently debuted its second-generation Plasmavision
product at a price 20 percent lower than the company's previous model.
The Plasmavision 42 (model no. PDS-4203) offers a new high-contrast
screen that delivers a major improvement in contrast levels, for
performance comparable to any display technology currently available.
Richardson Electronics is offering the product from stock at a
suggested retail price of $10,999. Richardson is also offering the
PDS-4204, which offers all the same features as the PDS-4203 but
includes a PC card viewer. The suggested retail price of the PDS-4204
``We are excited to have Richardson Electronics join us in
distributing our revolutionary product,'' said Michael Gleason, Fujitsu
General America's National Sales and Marketing Manager. ``They will
help bring this product to the Midwest and beyond. We are confident
that this will be a great partnership.''
Richardson will target the Plasmavision 42 to resellers, dealers
and integrators in the financial, audio/visual, medical and industrial
markets. With its incredible image quality and unique form, the
Plasmavision 42 monitor adds impact for business communications, home
entertainment and public display. The display can be used in the
boardroom to enhance business presentations. With its wide viewing
angle and visibility in brightly lit environments, the Plasmavision 42
also offers new opportunities for advertising, tradeshows, retail
displays, kiosks, dynamic signage and much, much more.
``Fujitsu General America is the market leader in plasma
technology and the addition of their displays complements our
expanding line of specialty graphics products,'' said Robert Heise,
Business Unit Manager for Richardson Electronics' Display Products
In the past year, Richardson has signed major distribution
agreements with monitor manufacturers Image Systems, Philips/FIMI,
NEC, Data Ray, Clinton and Barco. Historically targeting third-party
maintenance organizations with cathode ray tubes for replacement in
monochrome and color monitors, Richardson began adding monitor lines
as prices for these products dropped. Now it is targeting hospitals,
document imaging facilities and financial institutions with its
growing monitor capabilities.
About Fujitsu General Limited
Headquartered in Kawasaki, Japan and founded in 1936, Fujitsu
General Limited has a long history of innovation in consumer
electronics. Fujitsu General is a world leader in the development of
plasma display monitors. Beginning with the introduction of the first
color plasma monitor in 1993, the Plasmavision 21, Fujitsu General has
been the front runner in commercialization of plasma display
technology. In addition to plasma monitors, Fujitsu General also
produces for the overseas market LCD computer and video projectors,
satellite receiver systems, close-caption transceivers, HDTV
receivers, televisions with internal satellite receivers, monitors,
and one of the world's smallest color video cameras. For more
information on Fujitsu General and the Plasmavision line, call
Richardson Electronics at 800/222-2787 or 630/208-2200 or Fujitsu at
888/888-3424 or 973/575-0380 or visit the Fujitsu Plasmavision World
Wide Web site at http://www.plasmavision.com
About Richardson Electronics
Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ:RELL - news) is a highly
specialized, international distributor offering engineered solutions
for electron tubes, power semiconductors, related electronic
components and security systems. Primarily, these products are used to
control electronic power, amplify signals or as display devices in a
wide variety of industrial, communication, medical and scientific
applications. The Company has a worldwide customer base of more than
80,000 and a presence in 50 countries. Its distribution centers in the
U.S. and Europe are ISO 9002 certified. Richardson's customers include
industrial users, original equipment manufacturers, repair service
organizations and other distributors.
Press announcements and other information about Richardson are
available on the World Wide Web at http://www.rell.com.
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