Digi-Key is one of the world's leading Internet-based distributors of electronic components. In fact, Digi-Key is a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than two million products from over 470 quality name-brand manufacturers.
So it’s jolly exciting to hear that Lattice Semiconductor and Digi-Key have just announced that they’ve signed a global distribution agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Digi-Key is authorized to sell Lattice’s complete portfolio of low power, low cost FPGA, PLD and programmable power management design solutions.
“Digi-Key is pleased to partner with Lattice in the distribution of their innovative programmable logic devices,” said Mark Zack, Digi-Key’s Vice President of Semiconductor Product. “Lattice will enable us to provide our global customer base with quality components, as we strive to maintain stock of the best in FPGA, PLD and power management solutions.”
“We are excited to work closely with Digi-Key as Lattice continues to expand its global presence,” said Stacy Fender, Lattice Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “Digi-Key’s ability to quickly deliver Lattice’s products to design engineers around the world supports our commitment to meet the design needs of a diverse customer base through an extremely easy to use and flexible channel.”
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