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  • MN5670 1 Thief River Falls
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Digi-Key and SkyeTek Sign Distribution Agreement

(PresseBox) (Westminster, Colorado and Thief River Falls, Minnesota, ) Digi-Key Corporation and SkyeTek, Inc., a leading provider of embedded RFID reader technology, announced today that the companies have signed a distribution agreement.

"As demand for our products continues to grow, the addition of Digi-Key further extends our distribution partner network," said Rob Balgley, CEO of SkyeTek. "Through this strategic partnership, we are now able to leverage Digi-Key's expansive customer presence and online marketplace in order to reach new design engineers who are looking to deploy embedded RFID solutions in new, innovative applications."

Digi-Key Corporation is one of the fastest growing electronic component distributors in the world. Digi-Key will offer SkyeTek customers its superior customer service for both engineering and production needs, including product availability, same-day shipping and on-time delivery. Digi-Key will stock SkyeTek's full line of UHF and HF RFID reader modules and development kits, providing all of the hardware and software engineers need to start integrating RFID into their design projects.

"Our strong reputation and track record for performance coupled with SkyeTek's expertise and market-leading reader technology will help drive further adoption of embedded RFID," said Mark Larson, president and COO of Digi-Key. "Our ability to be a full-service provider and handle both prototype/design and production volume quantities ensure that customers of SkyeTek's reader technology will have what they want when they want it."

SkyeTek's full line of RFID reader modules and developer kits are now available for same-day shipping to North American customers through Digi-Key at

About SkyeTek, Inc.

SkyeTek, Inc. develops reader hardware and software than enables the pervasive adoption of RFID as intelligent network technology. Numerous Fortune 500 and mid-market customers use SkyeTek's products in applications such as item-level inventory, product authentication, access control, and patron management. In addition to selling SkyeModule readers, SkyeTek licenses ReaderWare software that allows customers to save 40 to 70 percent, compared to the price of common reader modules available through the marketplace today. Based in Westminster, Colo., SkyeTek sells exclusively through OEMs, systems integrators, and distributors. For more information, visit

SkyeTek®, Tagnostic®, SkyeWare™ , Physical made Digital™, TagIQ™, ReaderDNA™, SkyeModule™ and AURA™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of SkyeTek Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All rights reserved.

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 a 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 Web site,