Digi-Key Corporation and Sauris GmbH Reach Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - September 11, 2013

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with Sauris GmBH, a leading manufacturer of development tools and kits featuring Texas Instruments' C2000/5000/6000, DaVinci, Sitara, OMAP, and ARM processors.

Sauris GmbH, based in Munich, Germany, designs, develops, and manufactures hardware development tools for digital signal processors and microcontrollers and application specific devices. The company offers a variety of USB-based in-circuit emulators and kits, providing affordable prices to help engineers to speed up their designs.

"Demand has never been higher for development boards. Designers are always looking for ways to bring their product to market faster," said Mark Zack, Digi-Key's vice president for global semiconductor product. "Sauris' cost-effective, reliable platforms leverage Texas Instruments' most popular processors and offer a welcome addition to our broad product offering."

The development boards and kits produced by Sauris are based on the most popular families of Digital Signal Processors (DSP) from Texas Instruments. All emulators and kits are fully compatible with the most current versions of TI's Code Composer Studio.

"Digi-Key's significant presence in the North American market, coupled with their broad global reach, offers our company an excellent channel through which to get our products into the hands of designers worldwide," noted Sauris GmbH sales director Alex Okara. "Leveraging Digi-Key's dynamic business model and distinct business processes will allow us to build brand awareness and we are excited for the future of this relationship."

These innovative development tools are available now for immediate shipment by visiting the Digi-Key website.

About Sauris GmbH

Founded in 2002, Sauris GmbH designs, develops, and manufactures hardware development tools for Texas Instruments' digital signal processors, microcontrollers, and application-specific devices. The Munich, Germany-based company's solutions offer easy-to-use, cheap and reliable platforms fully compatible with latest versions of Code Composer Studio software from Texas Instruments and supporting all families of TI DSPs, OMAPs and ARM controllers.

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.