Digi-Key Announces Stock on New Metcal MX-5000 Series Soldering and Rework System

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 9, 2009

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, announced today it now has in stock Metcal's new MX-5000 Series Soldering and Rework System.

Two models, the MX-5010 and MX-5041, are in stock and available for immediate shipment through Digi-Key's global websites. These products will also be featured in future print and online catalogs.

The availability of these products through Digi-Key is the result of Digi-Key having recently been named a Metcal Certified Distributor. Under the terms of this agreement, Digi-Key is part of a select group authorized to sell Metcal products.

The new MX-5000 Series is the next generation of the trusted Soldering and Rework Systems from Metcal. With double the power of its predecessor, the MX-5000's time to recover increases production rates and throughput. A new Metcal Advanced™ Hand-piece for soldering and rework has been designed to decrease operator fatigue and optimize operator manual dexterity. This hand-piece uniquely offers the user a choice of three interchangeable grips to meet the operator's ergonomic requirements.

"Digi-Key is very pleased to have been named a Metcal Certified Distributor," said Jeff Shafer, vice president of interconnect, passive, and electromechanical products for Digi-Key. "I am certain this expansion of our Metcal/OK International product line will be of significant interest to the electronic design engineers who rely on Digi-Key for not only the latest in components but the tools that make their jobs easier as well."

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.