Digi-Key Corporation and Olimex Announce Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - August 16, 2012

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Olimex Ltd., a leading provider for development tools and programmers for the embedded market, today announced the two companies have signed a global distribution agreement.

"Olimex has a strong following in the engineering community," said Mark Zack, Digi-Key's Vice President of Global Semiconductor Product. "By adding Olimex to Digi-Key's line card, we can now offer a wider range of development boards for our global customers' engineering needs."

Olimex is recognized as an approved Third Party Hardware Developer by Atmel, NXP/Freescale, Microchip, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments. All designs made by Olimex are created with Design-For-Manufacturing in mind ‒ which guarantees that they are optimized for reliability and provide cost-effective solutions for customers.

"Digi-Key adds safe hands in delivering Olimex products to design engineers worldwide," said Tsvetan Usunov, Olimex. "Teaming with Digi-Key instantly extends our reach into the engineering design community by making our products available through their Dynamic Catalog and global websites."

Olimex development boards for Atmel, Freescale, Microchip, NXP, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments are now available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites.

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 Olimex Ltd.

Olimex Ltd. is a leading provider for development tools and programmers for the embedded market. The company has over 20 years of experience in designing, prototyping and manufacturing printed circuit boards, sub-assemblies, and complete electronic products. Olimex was established in 1991 in Plovdiv - the second largest city in Bulgaria. We have extensive knowledge in analog, digital, and microcontroller design and we offer our own-designed development boards, programmers and emulators for rapid prototyping ARM, AVR, MSP430, MAXQ and PIC microcontrollers. Olimex is recognized as an approved Third Party Hardware Developer by Atmel, Freescale/NXP, Microchip, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments. We have over 30,000 active customer accounts that regularly use our services for electronic board development and prototyping. Our design capabilities are backed by our own PCB prototype production and assembly facility, so all designs made by us are created with Design-For-Manufacturing in mind - which guarantees that they are optimized for reliability and provide cost-effective solutions for our customers. The company's 5,000 sq.m. production buildings are situated on our 10,000 sq.m. property.

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