Digi-Key Stocks C&K KMT Series

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - May 26, 2009

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, announced today that it is now stocking C&K Components' KMT series tact switches.

Featured in Digi-Key's print and online catalogs, this switch is available for immediate shipment on Digi-Key's global websites. Packaged on a 4,000-piece tape and reel, the KMT Series switches can also be purchased on custom Digi-Reels or in design/prototype quantities of one or more.

This series of ultra-miniature, low-profile top actuated tact switches features the industry's smallest footprint with an integrated actuator (push plate), and a 50 percent longer operational life as compared to similar products.

With an extended life cycle of 150,000 operations, gold and silver plating options, and superior tactile feel, the KMT Series switch measures just 2.6mm x 3.0mm x 0.65mm with a 0.45mm body height, 0.20mm actuator height, and 0.13mm travel. An integrated actuator for simpler button design yields an excellent tactile ratio of 30 percent minimum, providing sharp feedback. The KMT tactile switches also have a grounding pin option for ESD protection as well as actuation function options of 1.6N (tactile ratio 30 percent) for mobile devices and 1.0N (tactile ration 10 percent) for hearing aids and headsets.

About C&K Components

C&K Components leads the industry in the design and manufacturing of detect, DIP, navigation, pushbutton, rocker, rotary, slide, snap, switchlock, tactile and toggle switches as well as smart card interconnect devices and high reliability connectors. C&K offers more than 40,000 unique part numbers that are built, priced and delivered as standard catalog items. C&K has state-of-the-art design centers in Europe, North America and Asia, which include complete in-house testing facilities in each region. C&K offers flexible manufacturing capable of scaling production from prototype design through volume production and also offers a wide range of value-added solutions, from wire leads and harnesses to complete front panel assemblies. For more information about C&K Components, visit www.ckswitches.com.

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.