Digi-Key Corporation and IAR Systems Announce Global Distribution Deal

(PresseBox) (hief River Falls, Minnesota, USA and Uppsala, Sweden, ) 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 IAR Systems announced today that the companies have entered into an agreement for the distribution of IAR Systems development tools for embedded systems.

IAR Systems products stocked by Digi-Key include:

- IAR Embedded Workbench® - a set of highly sophisticated and easy-to-use development tools for embedded applications. It integrates the IAR C/C++ Compiler(TM) , assembler, linker, librarian, text editor, project manager, and C-SPY® Debugger into an integrated development environment.

- IAR PowerPac(TM) - an integrated middleware toolset for designing embedded applications. This toolset contains a fully featured, real-time operating (RTOS) and a high-performance file system, which is highly optimized for minimum memory consumption in both RAM and ROM. IAR PowerPac is the perfect complement to IAR Embedded Workshop.

- IAR KickStart Kit for STM32 and IAR KickStart Kit for LPC2478 - all the hardware and software needed to design, develop, integrate, and test your application.

- IAR J-Link - a small USB-JTAG/SWD debug probe.

These products are featured in Digi-Key's print and online catalogs and are available for purchase via Digi-Key's global websites.

Dave Doherty, Digi-Key vice president, semiconductor product, said, "We are very pleased to partner with IAR Systems and make its flexible, easy-to-use, and powerful development tools available to the embedded engineers who look to Digi-Key for not only leading-edge technologies but products that will make their jobs easier as well."

Andreas Lifvendahl, IAR Systems sales & marketing director, said, "With its strong market presence in distributing electronic components, Digi-Key is an ideal partner for IAR Systems in our ambition to provide professional development tools for the embedded market. I believe this will be a very fruitful partnership for both companies."

About IAR Systems

IAR Systems is the world's leading supplier of software tools for embedded systems that enable large and small companies to develop premium products based on 8-, 16-, and 32- bit microcontrollers, mainly in the areas of industrial automation, medical devices, consumer electronics and automotive products. IAR Systems has an extensive network of partners and cooperates with the world's leading semiconductor vendors. Established in 1983, IAR Systems is part of the Intoi Group since 2005. For more information, please visit www.iar.com.

Digi-Key Corporation

One of the world's fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. As a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, Digi-Key has been ranked #1 for Overall Performance for 17 consecutive years from among the nation's more than 200 distributors (EE Times Distribution Study/August 2008). Offering more than 1.5 million products from nearly 400 quality name-brand manufacturers, Digi-Key's commitment to inventory is unparalleled. Access to the company's broad product offering is available 24/7 at Digi-Key's top-rated website, www.digikey.com.

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