Richardson RFPD, announced that it has entered into a global franchise agreement with LICAP Technologies, Inc.

LICAP manufactures supercapacitors (also known as ultracapacitors and electric double layer capacitors) that provide peak power and backup power (typically less than 60 seconds) for a wide range of applications.

LICAP offers a variety of standard supercapacitor modules that are easy to integrate into any electrical power system that requires high performance, long life, and high-reliability energy storage. The core technology enabling LICAP's high performance is patented activated dry electrode material, which is developed and manufactured at LICAP US headquarters in Sacramento, Calif. Supercapacitor product R&D and production are conducted at LICAP’s facility in Tianjin, China.

The global agreement between Richardson RFPD and LICAP covers the entire portfolio of supercapacitor cells and modules. 

“We recognize LICAP Technologies as another strong ultracapacitor supplier to leverage a market forecast to grow more than 20 percent over the next several years,” said Rafael R. Salmi, Ph.D., Richardson RFPD’s president. “The quick charging and discharging capability, ability to operate in adverse temperature conditions and extended battery life in hybrid operations appeal to many of our global customers in the transportation, renewable energy, and industrial markets. We believe LICAP’s portfolio of ultracapacitor cells and modules also offers peace of mind to our customers affected by major manufacturers choosing end-of-life for many popular products.”

“We are pleased to engage Richardson RFPD for global distribution of LICAP Technologies' ultracapacitor and lithium-ion capacitor products,” said Brian Eichler, LICAP’s vice president of global sales. “The Richardson RFPD regional sales and FAE teams have the technical abilities and strategic locations to provide accurate and timely responses to customer inquiries around the world. Our customers will receive professional support with logistics, order fulfillment, and customer service from Richardson RFPD.”