THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 7, 2007
Digi-Key Corporation and Free2move AB announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement. Digi-Key is one of the world's fastest growing distributors of electronic components and currently ships products internationally to more than 140 countries.
Free2move is a leading producer of wireless technology for industry and enterprise. Free2move aims to cut time-to-market, complexity and development risk for its customers by offering high performance wireless technologies as self-contained modules with rich and easy-to-use interface options combined with excellent developer support.
Digi-Key is stocking Free2move's high performance Bluetooth™ modules for surface mounting with built-in software for data and audio communication. Digi-Key is also stocking Free2move's widely used serial port plug adapter that provides plug-and-play serial connections between devices. These products, as well as the development tools for the modules, will be featured in both Digi-Key's print and online catalogs and available for purchase directly from Digi-Key. This new distribution agreement will enable Digi-Key to fulfill both the design and production quantity needs of its diverse customer base.
"We are very excited to add Free2move to our list of supplier partners," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key's president and COO. "Its innovative products are sure to be of consequential interest and appeal to Digi-Key's customers."
"Free2move is delighted to establish Digi-Key as the cornerstone of our distribution in North America and in other regions," said Per-Arne Wiberg, managing director of Free2move AB. "We are confident that Free2move's technology portfolio will further solidify Digi-Key's growth, and we are eager to provide excellent support to Digi-Key and its customers."
Free2move, based in Halmstad, Sweden, is a fabless producer of wireless technology for the industry. Free2move's leading edge Bluetooth™ modules are designed to cut time to market and development risk for the customer. The company's product portfolio includes wireless communication modules, radio frequency identification and sensing (RFIDS) systems and wireless enabled single board computers (SBC). Free2move's products are available on an OEM basis as well as plug-and-play. The company's products and solutions have been successfully applied in several industries, including manufacturing, security, healthcare, automotive telematics and energy management. Free2move was founded in 2000 by researchers at Halmstad University in Sweden and has since established marketing offices in Asia and Pacific (Kuala Lumpur) and North America (New York). For more information about Free2move, visit its Web site at www.free2move.se/.
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.