Digi-Key Corporation and MMB Research Ink North American Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - November 14, 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, has signed a North American distribution agreement with MMB Research.

MMB Research harbors industry leading expertise and experience in wireless, embedded, and Smart Energy technologies. One of MMB Research's most innovative creations is RapidSETM, a family of Smart Energy hardware and software that allows smart energy device vendors to leapfrog the development phase, and integrate an automated and fully-compliant ZigBee Smart Energy platform. With RapidSE, vendors can take advantage of a robust solution built on years of ZigBee expertise in hardware and software design, and can rely on always having the most current feature set.

"The engineering community will be excited that Digi-Key now carries MMB Research innovations," said Mark Zack, vice president of semiconductors. "Adding MMB Research is part of our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the highest quality, energy efficient technologies in the industry."

"We see Digi-Key as a leader in enabling engineers in the development of new products and devices. At MMB, we pride ourselves on working with leading vendors, such as Digi-Key, to create solutions that have enabled OEMs to rapidly integrate Smart Energy into their new and existing products," said Daniel Moneta, CEO of MMB Research. "We believe that making our products available through Digi-Key will make it easier for current and future customers to engage with us and look forward to this strategic partnership."

MMB Research's product line is available for purchase now on Digi-Key website.

About MMB Research

MMB Research is a Toronto-based engineering firm with industry leading expertise and experience in wireless, embedded, and Smart Energy technologies. MMB's mission is to utilize this expertise to broaden and accelerate adoption of Smart Energy technology by creating software, tools, and services that help their customers rapidly bring smart energy solutions to market.

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.