THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - September 28, 2006
Electronic component distributor Digi-Key Corporation and Antenova Ltd. announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement.
Based in Cambridge, UK, Antenova is a leading developer and supplier of high performance integrated antenna solutions for a wide range of wireless applications for mobile handsets, portable devices and other consumer electronics. Antenova’s High Dielectric Antenna (HDA®) and balanced antenna technology, integrated radio antenna modules and gigaNOVA ™ range of 2.4 and 5 GHz short range antennas deliver real business benefits throughout the entire wireless value chain. Antenova's market leading antennas and radio antenna modules have been designed to be either board mounted or as an integrated module with RF or other components for easy integration into products with minimal redesign or configuration. This innovative technology and antenna solutions support scalable product development with high-volume manufacture for mobile handsets, portable devices, laptops and other consumer devices.
Antenova products are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key and are featured in its print and online catalogs. One of the world's fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key currently ships products to more than 140 countries around the globe. This new distribution agreement will enable Digi-Key to fulfill both the design and production quantity requirements of its diverse customer base.
“We are very excited to add this innovative company to our line card,” said Digi-Key President and COO Mark Larson. “I am certain that the rapid design and ease of use benefits of Antenova's products will be of consequential interest and appeal to our customers.”
“Antenova is proud to be working with Digi-Key to further grow our customer base,” stated David Nuti, North American sales manager for Antenova. “This agreement underpins our commitment to providing the best integrated antenna solutions and support to our global handset, portable device and laptop computer customers and partners.”
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.
Antenova is a leading developer and supplier of high performance antenna solutions for mobile handsets, portable devices and laptop computers. Antenova's patented High Dielectric Antenna (HDA®) and balanced antenna technology enable integrated antenna solutions and radio antenna modules that are smaller, higher in efficiency, operate across multiple bands and offer more robust performance for mobile handsets, portable devices and laptop applications and peripheral devices. Antenova’s high performance integrated antenna solutions along with the gigaNOVA™ range of 2.4 and 5 GHz antennas enable rapid product development, from the R&D stage through manufacturing and quality control. Antenova's antenna products are ideally suited for an extensive range of applications, including GSM and CDMA, 3G, GPS, 802.11 a/b/g, Bluetooth™ and ZigBee™. For further information, please visit www.antenova.com.
Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Steven G. Tsukichi
Editorial Contact for Antenova Ltd.