Digi-Key Corporation Welcomes Axelsys to Design Services Providers Network

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - April 20, 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 addition of Axelsys to its listing of design firms on Digi-Key's Design Services Providers online resource.

"We are excited about our newly launched Design Services Providers Network. We foresee that connecting customers to Axelsys will provide engineering groups with expertise in hardware, software, mechanical, and wireless design, as well as in prototype manufacturing which will result in a faster electronic design cycles for Digi-Key's customer base," said Mark Zack, Digi-Key's vice president of semiconductor product.

"Axelsys is proud to be qualified and included in Digi-Key's Design Services Providers (DSP) Network," said Jay Aggarwal, Axelsys CEO. "We believe the combination of Axelsys's Electronic Design and Manufacturing Services (EDS and EMS) and Digi-Key's unmatched breadth of product availability provide our combined customers with a superior solution to meet their product development and manufacturing needs."

Design services that Axelsys provides include project management, design reviews, system architecture development, high-speed PCB design and layout, signal integrity (SI), FPGA design, DSP design, MCU design, software development, mechanical engineering, industrial design, system cost reduction, and system ruggedization.

Digi-Key's Design Services Providers Network offers fee-based high quality, efficient, system-level engineering and consulting services, including design feasibility, hardware/software electronic development, prototyping, PCB design, and manufacturing. Consulting services provided include ARM Cortex, FPGA, Lighting, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Linux, and DSP technologies. With expertise in a wide range of product applications and embedded systems, these design firms can help you get to market faster, finish your project on time, and provide short-term assistance.

About Axelsys

Axelsys (Freemont, California), based in Silicon Valley, is a premier Electronic Design and Manufacturing Services (EDS and EMS) company focused on providing complete product realization services. From product concept to volume manufacturing, Axelsys acts as a single source solution for its customers' product development and manufacturing needs. For more information, please visit Axelsys website at www.axelsys.com.

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.