Digi-Key Corporation and Telegesis Announce Signing of Distribution Agreement for North America

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - August 18, 2010

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 Telegesis today announced the companies have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute Telegesis products to customers in North America.

Telegesis manufactures a full range of OEM ZigBee® modules complete with full AT command, allowing fast and simple ZigBee implementations. Digi-Key's range of Telegesis modules will include the latest ETRX357 family, the third generation of advanced ZigBee modules from Telegesis and currently, the only ZigBee module on the market to feature the Ember EM357 ARM® Cortex M-3 SoC.

Telegesis ZigBee modules are designed to be easily integrated into designs without the need for RF or embedded expertise. ETRX modules allow designers to add the latest ZigBee meshing radio technology without complex software engineering.

Products from Telegesis are now available for purchase on Digi-Key's US and Canadian websites and will be featured in future print and online catalogs.

"We are very pleased to announce this distribution agreement with Telegesis," said Dave Doherty, Digi-Key's vice president of semiconductor product. "Designers consistently ask us for solutions to help them get to market faster. Customers can choose to procure discrete Zigbee devices from Digi-Key and build their system from the ground up or now with Telegesis, obtain an integrated module that contains the Zigbee device, antenna and complete AT command layer."

"North America is the world's number one market for ZigBee, so we're delighted to be associated with such a prestigious partner as Digi-Key," commented Dave Blissett, Telegesis Marketing Manager. "This agreement means that our North American customers have increased choice and can easily obtain the latest Telegesis products from a local source."

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.

About Telegesis

Telegesis is the world's largest manufacturer of ZigBee modules based on technology from Ember Corp. Our modules comprise a world-leading ZigBee chip, antenna, and a highly functional, AT-style command line interface that allows designers to quickly integrate ZigBee meshing radio technology without complex software engineering. For more information, visit