Thalwil, Switzerland – August 29, 2016 – u‑blox (SIX:UBXN), a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced its partnership with Digi‑Key to distribute its products in the US. Since its foundation in 1972, Digi‑Key Electronics is ranked as the number 1 distributor of electronic components and the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery worldwide.
"We are delighted to have Digi‑Key as our new and only distributor for the US," explained Nikolaos Papadopoulos, President of u‑blox America. "We wanted to offer engineers, universities, and makers with a Digi‑Key account the ability to bundle the purchase of our products with other components they are sourcing from Digi‑Key. This will allow customers to more efficiently develop prototypes and get to market faster.”
David Stein, Vice President Global Semiconductor at Digi‑Key, adds: “We are very pleased with and proud of our partnership with u‑blox. It allows us to offer our customers the most advanced versions of u‑blox’s wide range of positioning, cellular, and Wi‑Fi/Bluetooth products and evaluation kits.”
Digi‑Key will offer u‑blox latest GNSS and 3D Dead Reckoning position modules, as well as LTE, HSPA, CDMA, and GSM modules. In addition, Digi‑Key will promote u‑blox’s advanced Bluetooth low energy and Wi‑Fi modules, along with evaluation kits and blueprints.
Applications supported include Transportation/Telematics, Industrial Monitoring, Energy and Smart Grid, Healthcare, Home and Building Automation, Smart City and many more. u‑blox’s products support a wide temperature range, up to 85 degrees C for most of them.
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