Digi-Key Corporation and Bosch Sensortec Announce Global Distribution Deal

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - 25. März 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, and Bosch Sensortec, announced today that the companies have entered into a global agreement for the distribution of Bosch Sensortec's acceleration and pressure sensors as well as its award-winning BMP085 barometric pressure sensor.

In stock and ready for immediate delivery from Digi-Key, Bosch Sensortec's triaxial acceleration sensor family is specifically designed for low-power applications to enhance functionality in mobile phones and consumer electronic devices. The interrupt feature of the sensors offers an additional special advantage for mobile applications such as a battery-saving mode or free-fall detection.

Also in stock and available in different housings, Bosch Sensortec's monolithically integrated pressure sensors provide outstanding accuracy, and their high robustness makes the sensors ideal for applications such as GPS navigation enhancement, in- and outdoor navigation, leisure, sports and health monitoring, weather forecast, vertical velocity indication, and fan power control. The winner of several prestigious awards, the BMP085 is a high precision, ultra low-power barometric pressure sensor for use in advanced mobile applications.

In December 2008, Bosch and Bosch Sensortec were awarded the distinguished German Future Prize 2008 (Deutscher Zukunftspreis) for technology and innovation by German Federal President Horst Koehler. Bosch received the award in recognition of its leadership in developing industrial mass production processes for micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) as well as the groundbreaking technologies it has developed for the miniaturization of these sensors, leading to new applications in consumer electronics.

Bosch Sensortec products stocked by Digi-Key are available through its global websites and will be featured in upcoming print and online catalogs.

"We are very pleased to add Bosch Sensortec to our register of trusted supplier partners and offer the advantages of its products to the hundreds of thousands of design engineers who rely on Digi-Key for the quick delivery of the electronic components they need," said Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key vice president, interconnect, passive and electromechanical product.

Frank Melzer, CEO of Bosch Sensortec, pointed out, "Our customers expect worldwide availability and support for our products. We are convinced that Digi-Key is a strong partner for broadening our sales channels."

About Bosch Sensortec

Bosch Sensortec, GmbH, a 100 percent subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, offers micromechanical sensors, application and foundry services for consumer electronics, security systems and logistics. Its product portfolio to date includes triaxial acceleration sensors as well as pressure sensors. The company was founded in early 2005 and is headquartered near Reutlingen to the south of Stuttgart (Germany). For more information about Bosch Sensortec, visit

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.

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