THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - May 4, 2006
Digi-Key Corporation, one of the world’s fastest growing distributors of electronic components, and Jennic, Ltd., a leading provider of single chip solutions for IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee applications, today announced the signing of a distribution agreement.
Digi-Key will stock and deliver Jennic’s complete line of SoC products ranging from Jennic’s flagship JN5121 single chip wireless microcontroller to the JN5121-MO family of modules, including the JN5121-MO006 module with up to 100mW of transmit power. Development tools and evaluation kits for the platform will also be available.
Jennic’s products will be available in Digi-Key’s print and online catalogs and available for purchase directly from Digi-Key. The new franchise agreement with Jennic will allow Digi-Key to fulfill the design as well as the production needs of its customers worldwide.
“As we strive to position Digi-Key at the forefront of the emerging wireless technology space, we are confident that Jennic’s versatile product line will significantly enhance Digi-Key’s line card,” said Mark Larson, president and COO of Digi-Key. “We also are certain that Jennic’s products will be of considerable interest and appeal to Digi-Key’s distinct customer base.”
Jim Lindop, CEO of Jennic, Ltd. added, “Working with Digi-Key was a logical choice based on a number of factors. The organization is a world leader in customer service and support including hardware design, software and firmware. This combination is critical to securing design wins in the emerging wireless sensor networks space. In addition, Digi-Key has built an organization that simplifies purchases of evaluation kits and sample quantities of our products through its multi-language Web presence and its print catalogs. Additionally, its volume business division handles just-in-time production shipments at any quantity with competitive pricing.”
About Digi-Key Corporation
Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.
About Jennic, Ltd.
Jennic is a fabless semiconductor company leading the wireless connectivity revolution into new applications. Its expertise in systems and software combined with world class RF and digital chip design provides low cost, highly integrated silicon solutions for the low power short range wireless data market with a focus on the IEEE802.15.4 and ZigBee standards. The company's products include state-of-the-art low power wireless microcontrollers, transceivers and low cost development platforms. Headquartered in Sheffield, UK, and employing over 60 people, Jennic is privately held and has a track record of successful silicon chip development for wireless applications over the last nine years.