THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 10, 2009
Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Enhanced Video Devices, Inc. (EVD) announced today the companies have entered into an agreement for the worldwide distribution of EVD's image enhancement technologies.
EVD products stocked by Digi-Key include the EVD 1000 and EVD 1500 ICs, single-chip solutions that provide sophisticated image enhancement capabilities in a compact, easy-to-integrate package. Packaged in a thin quad flatpack (TQFP) case, the chips use about ¼-inch of circuit board space and can accept a wide array of digital data formats, including YCrCb, RGB, and BT656. Ten-bit data paths produce faithful results, and the device is configurable for 8-bit applications as well. The EVD 1000 can operate at up to 75MHz, while the EVD 1500 will run at 150MHz. That's1080p speed with no external heat sinks or add-on memories – just a single IC the size of a dime. In addition to the EVD 1000 and EVD 1500 ICs, Digi-Key stocks EVD's digital and analog development kits.
These products are now available for immediate shipment on Digi-Key's global websites and will be featured in future print and online catalogs.
Dave Doherty, Digi-Key vice president, semiconductor products, said, "We are very excited to be launching a partnership with Enhanced Video Devices. I believe that engineers will be truly amazed at the improvement in picture quality that the EVD solution can bring to anything from still pictures to streaming video. Digi-Key remains committed to providing our customers with access to the newest and most innovative products."
Tom Carson, EVD's CEO said, "This is a significant step forward for EVD. Partnering with Digi-key as our sole distributor worldwide, will, we believe, extend our reach into the largest design community in the world. Digi-key's commitment to internet marketing and its ability to deliver products anywhere worldwide and in short order is critical to our design activity. Our rep firms are also excited about this relationship, because they feel it will make us much easier to do business with."
About Enhanced Video Devices, Inc.
Enhanced Video Devices, Inc. (EVD) was formed in November, 2008 as a joint venture to market industry-leading video enhancement solutions to the consumer, medical, security, and military markets. JV partners are The CapSource Fund and CapSource 2000 Fund, licensed small business investment companies with offices in Houston and Dallas and Jackson, Mississippi. CapSource provides investments to growth-staged technology companies throughout the United States and has provided investment capital of more than $100 million to emerging US businesses. Esmart Holdings Ltd. (SGX-ESHL) was formed in 2001 in Singapore as an electronics design/supply firm focusing on providing design and manufacturing solutions to companies in the Asia market. ESHL is listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. Digivision, formed in 1982, is the technology and development arm of the joint venture. Digivison is a fab-less semiconductor company that develops world-class, real-time image enhancement technologies marketed by the JV.
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.