Digi-Key Corporation and Microchip Technology to Host Virtual Event

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - October 26, 2010

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 Microchip Technology, Inc. announced today the co-sponsorship of the Virtual Embedded Designer's Forum (EDF) event to take place Tuesday, November 2, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. PST at www.microchip.com/VirtualEDF.

To register for Virtual EDF, visit www.microchip.com.

This free online event will complement Microchip's Embedded Designers Forum, a series of live seminars being held at more than 100 worldwide locations. To support engineers who were unable to attend a local seminar, the virtual forum will feature the same information as well as the ability to interact directly with industry experts. The virtual event includes 12 presentations, including keynote presentations from Energizer® and Google PowerMeter™, interactive chats, and a virtual exhibit hall where attendees will gain access to a comprehensive collection of educational materials and resources supporting Microchip and the Smart Energy market.

While the live events feature six of nine modules focusing on Smart Energy and the latest technologies in low power, human interface, and connectivity, Virtual EDF will include all nine of the following modules:

  • Adding USB to your Embedded Designs
  • Connectivity Solutions for Embedded Designs
  • Touch Screen Sensing and Graphical Displays
  • Touch Sensing Solutions for Keys and Sliders
  • Smart Energy Monitoring
  • Smart Power Conversion
  • Designing to Optimum Energy Usage
  • Signal Conditioning for Embedded Applications
  • Exploring MPLAB® Development Tools

These modules are packed with practical information and advice on how to achieve the lowest power consumption, add a more stylish user interface, run software that is more complex, add USB connectivity, and save money on development and system BOM cost. Following Virtual EDF, all content from the live event will be archived and available on-demand for 12 months.

About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, analog, and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost, and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at www.microchip.com

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.