Digi-Key Corporation Signs Americas and European Distribution Agreement with Keil

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - March 8, 2007

Digi-Key Corporation today announced the signing of a distribution agreement for Keil™ products in the Americas and Europe. One of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world, Digi-Key currently ships product to more than 140 countries.

Keil, an ARM® Company, makes C compilers, macro assemblers, real-time kernels, debuggers, simulators, integrated environments, evaluation boards and emulators for ARM7™/ARM9™/ARM Cortex™-M3, XC16x/C16x/ST10, 251 and 8051 processor-based microcontroller families.

Keil products are featured in Digi-Key’s print and online catalogs and are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key.

“We are extremely pleased to add Keil’s professional development tools to our product offering with this new distribution agreement. This move is very much in keeping with Digi-Key’s commitment to provide our customers with the latest in innovative products,” said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. “We are certain that the thousands of design engineers we serve will find these products of consequential interest and appeal.”

“Our partnership with Digi-Key is a logical step in creating a win-win situation for both companies and their customers. Digi-Key’s global reach will help developers get the trusted, proven tools they need in a timely fashion,” said Mark McGuire, microcontroller commercial manager, ARM.


ARM is a registered trademark of ARM Limited. Keil, ARM7, ARM9 and Cortex are trademarks of ARM Limited. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders. “ARM” is used to represent ARM Holdings plc; its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM INC.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd.; ARM Taiwan; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Belgium N.V.; AXYS Design Automation Inc.; AXYS GmbH; ARM Embedded Solutions Pvt. Ltd.; and ARM Physical IP, Inc.; and ARM Norway AS.

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.