Digi-Key Corporation Announces Stock of ECS Inc.’s HC-46X and CSM-3X Series Thru-Hole and SMD Crystals

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - October 18, 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, today announced the addition of ECS Inc.’s HC-46X and CSM-3X series to its expansive product listing.

Similar to the HC-49US and the HC-49USMD, the next-level ECS-46X and CSM-3X maintain compatibility with most if not all Microprocessor and Integrated circuits in existence, and feature more cost-effective packaging solutions.

The ECS-46X and CSM-3X are 70 percent smaller in volume than the traditional HC-49USX and CSM-7X packages and harbor a 50 percent smaller footprint. This lower cost package reduces cost by 50 percent or more versus comparable sized ceramic packaged crystals.

ECS Inc.’s HC-46X and CSM-3X series are available for purchase now on Digi-Key's global websites.

As the leading integrated Internet-based distributor, information about and inventory of millions of products is accessible to customers around the globe, with all products shipped from Digi-Key’s single, North American location. The company’s integrated business model provides product and support information online to help put engineers and procurement professionals in control as they solve tough product development challenges.

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.