Digi-Key Corporation and DeLorme Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - July 31, 2007

Digi-Key Corporation and DeLorme today announced a worldwide distribution agreement for GPS receiver modules and evaluation kits.

DeLorme is the longtime leader in innovative mapping and GPS solutions for both consumer and professional markets and recently entered the OEM market with the release of the GPS2056-10 GPS receiver module.

The DeLorme GPS2056-10 module is a high sensitivity, low power, SMD-type 12-channel GPS receiver designed for a broad spectrum of OEM applications. The GPS2056-10 module contains everything needed to integrate the GPS receiver into a system and achieve fast time to market – just add an antenna, power source, and host connection. The GPS2056 evaluation kit can be used for product evaluation and testing, development, as a reference design, or a complete navigation system. These products, stocked by Digi-Key, are featured in its print and online catalogs and are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key.

"We are very excited to add these innovative products from DeLorme to our product repertoire," said Digi-Key President Mark Larson. "The products stocked by Digi-Key provide an easy way for design engineers to integrate GPS into products, and for that reason, we are certain that they will be of consequential interest and appeal to customers everywhere."

For DeLorme, this distribution agreement is a major step forward in the advancement of the company’s OEM GPS Module program. "Our partnership with Digi-Key is an important element of our strategy to bring new OEM GPS products to market," said Brian Stearns, product manager for GPS Modules at DeLorme. "Digi-Key plays an essential role for our customers when they need support for both small quantity and full volume production release."

One of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world, Digi-Key Corporation ships products to a diverse customer base that spans more than 140 countries.

About DeLorme

Located in Yarmouth, Maine, DeLorme has 30 years of cartographic and software experience and over 130 employees dedicated to creating the best in mapping, GIS, and GPS products. DeLorme digital products are rooted in the DeLorme XMap development platform, which is scalable for future growth and endorsed by millions of dedicated digital mapping software users worldwide. The DeLorme business model transforms innovative technologies into affordable and easy-to-use navigation and mapping products. For more information, visit

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.