Digi-Key Corporation Expands Product Portfolio with Laird Technologies

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - January 4, 2011

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the expansion of its distribution agreement with Laird Technologies' to include products from its Infrastructure Antenna Systems (IAS) line.

Laird Technologies designs, develops, and manufactures high performance indoor and outdoor antenna solutions for WLAN, BWA, WiMAX, LTE, cellular, RFID, and LMR applications. The company's extensive range of broadband infrastructure, advanced base station, client, and backhaul antennas include high-gain, omni, parabolic, spatial diversity, near-field, and sector configurations as well as accessories. Markets served include 2.5G/3G and 4G client and infrastructure, wireless networking, in-building cellular, municipal networks, vehicular, retail, warehousing, and many others.

Products from Laird Technologies' Infrastructure Antenna Systems line are now in stock and available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites. IAS products will also be featured in future print and online catalogs.

"We are very pleased to expand our product portfolio with Laird Technologies to include its Infrastructure Antenna Systems line," said Dave Doherty, Digi-Key vice president of semiconductor product. "Laird's broad antennae product line-up is a perfect complement to our expanding module offerings for customers looking for integrated solutions to reduce their time to market."

"We at Laird Technologies are excited to offer our IAS line through Digi-Key," said Bruce Juhl, director of IAS distribution at Laird. "Digi-Key's in-stock product offering will greatly benefit customers who seek quick and easy antenna solutions."

Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service, which includes product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Using leading-edge processes and state-of-the-art technologies, Digi-Key serves a global customer base from its 600,000 square foot facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.

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.

About Laird Technologies

Laird Technologies designs and manufactures customized, performance-critical products for wireless and other advanced electronics applications. The company is a global market leader in the design and supply of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, thermal management products, mechanical actuation systems, signal integrity components, and wireless antennae solutions as well as radio frequency (RF) modules and systems. Custom products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry, including the handset, telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical and industrial markets. Laird Technologies, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 10,000 employees in more than 39 facilities located in 13 countries. For more information, visit http://lairdtech.com

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Erica Hanson
publicrelations@digikey.com