Swiss Interconnect Components Manufacturer PRECI-DIP Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Digi-Key Corporation

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - September 26, 2013

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with PRECI-DIP SA, a manufacturer of Swiss world connectors and contacts. Their products are used in innovative designs for applications including industrial, data processing, MIL/aero, medical, telecommunication, automotive, IT, among others.

PRECI-DIP's designs use a unique combination of components, such as socket contacts with multi-finger clips, spring-loaded contacts, and PCB connectors that include headers, sockets, as well as materials suitable for high-speed equipment. Separated components and their cam-set driven screw machines give them unique flexibility to lower MOQs, reducing product and tooling costs.

"Today's engineering applications are continuously seeking new, rugged interconnect components to give them a leading edge in their markets," said Tom Busher, vice president, global interconnect, passive, and electromechanical product at Digi-Key. "We are pleased to distribute PRECI-DIP's spring-loaded technology, which will give our customers a cost-effective and reliable solution to their mating cycle, high shock and vibration, and board-to-board connection needs."

PRECI-DIP is a vertically integrated company under one roof in Switzerland, which allows them to have total control over costs and quality. Their mechanical engineering workshop designs and manufactures state-of-the-art screw machines, secondary operation and assembly equipment, as well as injection mold tools, providing robust interconnect solutions used in board-to-board connection applications.

"The addition of Digi-Key as a key distributor of our products provides our customers with the ability to quickly receive delivery of PRECI-DIP parts in the USA and worldwide. Digi-Key supports our commitment to meet the design needs of a diverse customer base through an easy-to-use and flexible channel," said Tanguy Tronel, PRECI-DIP Director of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. "As the leading provider of interconnects based on screw-machine contacts for various markets, PRECI-DIP is committed to continuously expanding its global presence and service."

PRECI-DIP's selection of contact and connect products are currently available for immediate shipment by visiting the Digi-Key website.

About PRECI-DIP

PRECI-DIP packs unequaled expertise into cutting-edge interconnect components. Advanced designs, top materials, and incomparable Swiss precision developed by men and women driven by passion and know-how. Precision tools and contact assembly machines are developed, designed and produced by PRECI-DIP experts. From raw material to the finished product, each step is under control of PRECI-DIP.

PRECI-DIP has developed 300 high-speed turning machines producing precision contacts made of various copper alloys with a total capacity of over 150 million pieces/week. Custom design products are developed in close partnership with our customer. With our long experience, knowledge and expertise, we will develop the right product to fit your application and meet your requirements.

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.