Digi-Key Corporation Announces Stock of the Arduino Prototyping Platform

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - May 27, 2011

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, now stocks the Arduino advanced prototyping platform and accessories.

Arduino is a tool for computer development that can sense and control more of the physical world than a standard computer. The device is an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board and a development environment for writing software for the board.

Arduino features a microcontroller that is programmed using the Arduino programming language (based on wiring) and the Arduino development environment (based on processing). Arduino projects can be stand-alone or they can communicate with software running on a computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP).

"We are excited to announce the addition of Arduino's innovative development platform. With Arduino's wide range of support through online communities and forums, developers gain access to an integrated hardware and software solution for rapid design and prototype creation," said Mark Zack, vice president of semiconductor product, Digi-Key Corporation.

The Arduino platform and related products are available for purchase now on Digi-Key's global websites.

Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service, which includes product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Using leading-edge processes and state-of-the-art technologies, Digi-Key serves a global customer base from its 600,000 square foot facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.

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.