Digi-Key Corporation and LS Research Sign Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - September 27, 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, and LS Research have signed a global distribution agreement.

Mark Zack, Digi-Key's Vice President of Semiconductors said, "We are pleased to sign this worldwide agreement. With the company's deep history and unmatched experience in wireless product design, LS Research can offer our customers the best in radio module and gateway solutions."

"Our agreement with Digi-Key enables LS Research to bring over three decades of wireless product development and innovative module solutions to a broad global customer base," said Bill Steinike, President of LS Research. "Together, Digi-Key and LSR will enable customers to get their products to market faster by providing them with tested and certified wireless module solutions and the latest innovations in supply chain management."

LS Research delivers turnkey wireless solutions with product development, EMC testing and certification, and RF modules. LS Research's module offering includes state-of-the-art FCC/IC certified and ETSI tested WiFi, Bluetooth®, 802.15.4, and ZigBee® 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz (WiFi) devices, antennas, ProFLEX™ and ModFLEX modules™.

LS Research's products are available for purchase now on Digi-Key's global websites.

About LS Research

Based in Cedarburg, Wis., LS Research is a premier wireless product development company specializing in RF design, software development and FCC/IC/CE certification services. LS Research is at the forefront of the latest wireless technologies, including 802.11, RFID, 802.15.4, ZigBee™, Bluetooth® and UWB. LS Research has a rich history of helping both Fortune 500 companies and startups with full turnkey new product development. At the heart of LS Research's innovative talent is its core RF engineering group, with 30 years of proven wireless product development experience. LS Research offers system-level design and product services, including design feasibility, complete system design, hardware/software integration, prototyping and manufacturing across a wide range of product applications such as industrial, smart energy, medical, video, consumer and others. In addition, LSR is the only product development firm with turnkey design service and an on-site A2LA-accredited FCC/IC test facility.

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.

Editorial Contact for LS Research
Theresa Shater
Manager, Business Development and Marketing
262-421-4411
theresa@lsr.com