Digi-Key Expands ARM Partnership for Full Global Distribution

Distribution Includes Latest ARM® Keil® MDK Version 5.20 Software Development Solution for ARM-based MCUs

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - May 17, 2016

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, announced they have expanded their distribution engagement with ARM to include all of Asia.

“ARM DS-5 and Keil MDK are industry-leading software tools for devices utilizing ARM technology,” said René Fabricius, senior manager global distribution at ARM. “The widespread availability of ARM-based evaluation boards and developer tools on the Digi-Key line card, along with Digi-Key’s commitment to servicing our mutual customers worldwide, has driven ARM’s decision to extend our successful distribution partnership.”

In addition to expanding the reach of the partnership, ARM’s new Keil MDK Version 5.20 is now available through Digi-Key.

Keil MDK is the most comprehensive software development solution for ARM Cortex®-M microcontrollers. It includes the µVision IDE, C/C++ compiler, debugger, Software Component management, and the CMSIS framework. The new MDK-Plus Edition includes a set of essential middleware components for rapid application development.

“The relationship we have with ARM goes back a long time and we are very pleased to take this final step in rounding out the successful partnership between the two companies,” said David Stein, VP, Global Semiconductor at Digi-Key. “Now customers anywhere in the world have the ability to access ARM’s broad range of embedded software development tools for their products and designs.”

For more information about ARM-based tools and evaluation boards available through Digi-Key, please visit their Supplier Center page at www.digikey.dk.

About Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key Electronics, 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 four million products from more than 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 at www.digikey.dk.

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