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Richardson Electronics delivers Medical Imaging Display Solutions to Canadian healthcare market

Collaborative sales with leading hardware and software providers key to success

April 17, 2008

April17, 2008 — LaFox, Illinois…Richardson Electronics (NASDAQ: RELL) today announced it’s Healthcare Display Systems Group is concurrently delivering and installing multiple enterprise-wide medical imaging display solutions in Ontario, Canada.

A key factor enabling Richardson’s success in the Canadian healthcare market is its unique ability to collaborate with other leading hardware and software providers to offer healthcare institutions customized, enterprise-wide software and display hardware solutions. This collaboration starts with the initial customer audit, in which the best medical imaging display solution is determined, and continues throughout the full-service installation of the displays and other platform hardware. Richardson’s Global Services team then provides ongoing service, including QC/QA and technical support, throughout the active life of the displays and workstations to ensure they perform in accordance to the DICOM and TG18 standards.

Richardson Electronics’ most recent successes in Canada have been with Philips Healthcare, Canada to deliver PACS display imaging solutions at Halton Healthcare Services and Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital. Both Toronto-area institutions purchased iSite PACS software from Philips Healthcare, coupled with displays and related hardware from Richardson Electronics.


“Working with Richardson Electronics has been very beneficial to both Philips Healthcare and our customers,” said Jeff Vachon, Director of Healthcare Informatics from Philips Healthcare, Canada. “Richardson's trusted response to our dynamic needs as a leading supplier of sophisticated PACS imaging systems has enabled Philips Healthcare to provide complete customer solutions, including the displays and ongoing service and support.” 

The collaborative relationship between Philips Healthcare and Richardson Electronics allowed customers to choose from many options and specify a complete enterprise-wide solution that fit their exact needs. The institutions ultimately benefited by having access to each supplier’s expertise.

“These enterprise-wide display solutions typify how Richardson Electronics Healthcare works together with our vendor partners to provide customers with a total service solution,” noted Chris Kane, Director of Marketing and Product Management for Richardson Electronics Healthcare. “The combination of our core strength as medical imaging display experts, together with Philips Healthcare’s world-renowned iSite PACS software, provides end users with an unsurpassed level of quality and performance.”


Richardson Electronics Healthcare will continue to build upon these major successes in the Canadian healthcare market by collaborating with other PACS, workstation and display hardware vendors across Canada. More information about Richardson Electronics Healthcare products and services is available at


About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a global leader in healthcare, lighting and consumer lifestyle, delivering people-centric, innovative products, services and solutions through the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 134,200 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 27 billion in 2007, the company is a market leader in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring systems, energy efficient lighting solutions, as well as lifestyle solutions for personal wellbeing. News from Philips is located at 


About Richardson Electronics

The Display Systems Group’s Healthcare Division of Richardson Electronics (NASDAQ: RELL) delivers sophisticated imaging platforms and display systems to hundreds of healthcare facilities, medical OEMs and physicians. Richardson Electronics’ display solutions meet the most critical agency certifications, technical requirements and user needs for PACS, Modality Specific Imaging, Bedside Patient Monitoring, Electronic Medical Records and General Purpose Data Display.  The Healthcare Division also offers unique combinations of displays from the top manufacturers, the latest integration technologies and IT products, and a comprehensive knowledge in medical imaging requirements for diagnostic and clinical review, 3-D and post processing, surgical suites and modality specific imaging. To learn more, please visit our website at



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