About the name
Rhopoint was founded in 1975 to support electronic design engineers with product development by establishing a portfolio of precision resistors.
The Greek letter – ρ (pronounced rho) – is commonly used as the symbol to represent electrical resistivity – (the fundamental property of a material that quantifies how strongly it resists or conducts electrical current).
Point – in the context of measurement – point is defined as; – a definite measurable position in a scale – thereby signifying precision.
Hence the company was named Rhopoint to highlight our competence in the ever evolving world of precision resistors.
Incidentally, the first product to be sold by Rhopoint in 1975 was a high-precision wire-wound resistor from General Resistance, Connecticut. These products still represent part of Rhopoint’s portfolio today, over 40 years later!