u-blox Positioning Modules Now Available for Distribution in the US Through Digi-Key

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 29, 2016 — Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a partnership with u-blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, to distribute their products in the US.

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u-blox ODIN Multi-Radio Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Module (Photo: Digi-Key Electronics).

u-blox ODIN Multi-Radio Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Module (Photo: Digi-Key Electronics).

"We are delighted to have Digi-Key as our new and only distributor for the US," said 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 using for their designs. This will allow customers to more efficiently develop prototypes and get to market faster.”

“We are excited to partner with u-blox,” said David Stein, VP Global Semiconductor at Digi-Key. “Our US customers now have access to 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’s 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 BLE 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 products support a wide temperature range, with most products supporting up to 85°C.

For more information about u-blox and to see their entire product listing, please visit their Supplier Center page at www.digikey.com.

About u-blox

Swiss u-blox (SIX: UBXN) is a global leader in wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. u-blox solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to empower OEMs to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u-blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA. ( www.u-blox.com)

About Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key Electronics, 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 four 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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