Luminary Micro Stellaris® Microcontroller Products Now Available at Digi-Key

1 Thief River Falls, (PresseBox) - Digi-Key Corporation announced today that the full line card of Luminary Micro's Stellaris family of Cortex™-M3-based microcontrollers (MCUs) is now in stock. The availability of these products is in keeping with the signing of a global distribution agreement which was announced in June.

Based in Austin, Tex., Luminary Micro, Inc. designs, markets and sells ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontrollers. Digi-Key is a broad-line distributor of electronic components and accessories and shipping to more than 140 countries, serves a broad range of customers from all sectors of industry.

Luminary Micro's entire product portfolio is available through Digi-Key, encompassing 51 Stellaris microcontrollers, along with compact, versatile and easy-to-use Stellaris evaluation and development kits that provide everything an embedded developer needs to be up and running in 10 minutes or less. The Stellaris family is positioned for cost-conscious applications requiring significant control processing and connectivity capabilities, including motion control, monitoring (remote, fire/security, etc.), HVAC and building controls, power and energy monitoring and conversion, network appliances and switches, factory automation, electronic point-of-sale machines, test and measurement equipment, medical instrumentation, and gaming equipment. In addition to MCUs configured for general-purpose real-time systems, the Stellaris family offers distinct solutions for advanced motion control and energy conversion applications, real-time networking and real-time internetworking, and combinations of these applications including connected motion control and hard real-time networking.

These products are featured in Digi-Key's print and online catalogs and are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key.

"We are very excited to have these products available to the thousands of design engineers we serve every day," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. "With entry-level pricing at a dollar for an ARM technology-based MCU, we are certain that our customers will find the price, performance and features of these products to be compelling."

Arline Nieder, Luminary Micro vice president of sales, added, "We are delighted to have Digi-Key in our distribution network, knowing that our customers will appreciate Digi-Key's exceptional service, which includes product availability, same-day shipping and on-time delivery. With our products in stock at Digi-Key, developers around the world now have easy access to the leading-edge technology they crave."

About Luminary Micro and Stellaris

Luminary Micro, Inc. designs, markets and sells ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontrollers (MCUs). Austin, Texas-based Luminary Micro is the lead partner for the Cortex-M3 processor, delivering the world's first silicon implementation of the Cortex-M3 processor. Luminary Micro's introduction of the award-winning Stellaris® family of products provides 32-bit performance for the same price as current 8- and 16-bit microcontroller designs. With entry-level pricing at $1.00 for an ARM technology-based MCU, Luminary Micro's Stellaris product line allows for standardization that eliminates future architectural upgrades or software tools changes.

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, www.digikey.com.

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