|[February 26, 2014]
Nordic Semiconductor BLE Wireless Chips Expand Digi-Key's IoT Solution Lineup
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA --(Business Wire)--
Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the
industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and
delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with Nordic
Semiconductor, a leading provider of ARM (News - Alert)-based Bluetooth Low Energy
Mark Zack, Vice President of Global Semiconductor Product, Digi-Key Corporation (Photo: Digi-Key Corporation)
Nordic Semiconductor is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in
ultra-low power (ULP) short-range wireless communication in the
license-free 2.4 GHz and sub-1-GHz Industrial, Scientific, and Medical
(ISM) bands. Nordic's ULP wireless solutions enable customers to build
wireless connectivity into everything from mainstream consumer RF remote
controls through to the most advanced and innovative 'game-changing'
wireless devices - while meeting or exceeding end users' expectations in
terms of features, performance, and price.
"When creating a new product, the power budget is often at the top of
design requirements, especially in areas such as mobile devices," said
Mark Zack, Digi-Key Vice President for Global Semiconductor Product.
"Bluetooth Low Energy has become the gold standard in low power
connectivity implementations, and the solutions offered by Nordic
address this area and provide a welcome addition to our BLE product
lineup. More and more of our customers are seeking these types of
devices and we are extremely optimistic about the future of this
The company has also been the primary chipset providr for the ANT/ANT+
protocol, positioning Nordic as a leading health and fitness solution
provider. Not limited to health and fitness, however, the company's
products are ideal for most any application requiring embedded wireless
functionality, providing a simple solution for designers seeking M2M
connectivity for the Internet of Things.
"Digi-Key is without question one of the world's leading semiconductor
and electronic component distributors supplying design solutions that
customers want, supported by a fantastic website and world-class
customer service and supply chain capabilities," states J. Darren
O'Donnell, Nordic's Director of Sales for the Americas. "As such, Nordic
Semiconductor is very excited to add Digi-Key to its distribution
partner lineup. This will extend access to Nordic's full range of
ultra-low power wireless chips, reference designs, and development kits
- including best-in-class Bluetooth Smart solutions - to all Digi-Key
customers all over the world."
To learn more about Nordic Semiconductor's BLE solutions, visit www.digikey.com.
About Nordic Semiconductor
Nordic Semiconductor ('Nordic') is a Norwegian fabless semiconductor
company specializing in ultra-low power (ULP) short-range wireless
communication in the license-free 2.4GHz and sub-1-GHz Industrial,
Scientific and Medical (ISM) bands. A pioneer and market leader in the
field of Bluetooth low energy wireless technology, Nordic provides
ultra-low power wireless solutions for the 'Internet of Things', and
currently serves as Chairman of the Bluetooth SIG, a special interest
group with over 19,000 member companies. The company is publicly traded
on the Oslo stock exchange (OSE: NOD). For more information, visit www.nordicsemi.com.
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
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 at www.digikey.com.
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