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Luminary Micro and Digi-Key Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Digi-Key Now Stocking Luminary Micro Stellaris® Microcontroller Products

(PresseBox) (Texas, ) Luminary Micro (, creators of the award-winning Stellaris family of Cortex™-M3-based microcontrollers (MCUs), and Digi-Key Corporation, a proven leader in electronic component distribution, announced today that the Stellaris family of MCUs and kits will be made available globally through Digi-Key.

Luminary Micro’s entire product portfolio will be made 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, for a superb “out-of-the-box” experience. Luminary Micro’s MCUs are well-suited for real-time applications in motion control, building and industrial automation, fire and security, remote sensing, instrumentation, point-of-sales, and power/energy conversion.

“As Luminary Micro is currently the world’s only supplier of ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontrollers, adding Luminary’s Stellaris MCUs to our product offering is in keeping with Digi-Key’s commitment to provide our customers with the latest in innovative products,” said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. “With Luminary’s entry-level pricing at $1.00 for an ARM technology-based MCU, we are certain that the thousands of design engineers we serve will find the price, performance, and features of these products to be compelling.”

“We are delighted to add Digi-Key to our distribution network,” said Arline Nieder, Luminary Micro vice president of sales. “We know our customers will appreciate Digi-Key’s exceptional customer service including product availability, same-day shipping, and on-time delivery. Digi-Key’s global presence will help developers get easy access to the leading-edge technology they crave.”

Digi-Key Corporation is a broad-line distributor of electronic components and accessories. Digi-Key’s focus on product selection along with its commitment to stock 100 percent of the items featured in its print catalog facilitate the company to supply a broad range of customers from numerous areas of industry and commerce.

Luminary Micro products are featured in Digi-Key’s print and online catalogs and are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key at

About 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 for both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, Digi-Key has been ranked #1 for Overall Performance for 15 consecutive years from among the nation’s more than 200 distributors (EE Times Distribution Study/May 2006). Offering more than a million products from over 350 quality name-brand manufacturers Digi-Key’s commitment to inventory is unparalleled. Access to the company’s broad product offering is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Digi-Key’s top-rated Web site,

Stellaris is a registered trademark and the Luminary Micro logo is a trademark of Luminary Micro, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other products are trademarks of their respective owners.

Luminary Micro, Inc.

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, providing entry-level pricing at $1.00 for an ARM technology-based MCU. Stellaris mixed-signal microcontrollers contain specialized capabilities for applications in energy, security, and connectivity markets. With the world's largest selection of ARM-based microcontrollers, Luminary Micro's Stellaris family allows for standardization that eliminates future architectural upgrades or software tools changes. Learn more about Luminary Micro at

Stellaris is a registered trademark and Luminary Micro is a trademark of Luminary Micro, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. ARM is a registered trademark and Cortex is a trademark of ARM Limited. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.