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Digi-Key, Fujitsu ink distribution deal

Posted: 28 Jul 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:touchscreen? sensor? power management? distribution deal?

Digi-Key Corp. has signed a new agreement with Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc. (FMA) for the worldwide distribution of FMA's new low-power, low-pin-count, 8bit microcontrollers and digital touchscreen sensor ICs.

Fujitsu products stocked by Digi-Key are now available for immediate shipment via Digi-Key's global websites. Products will also be featured in upcoming print and online catalogs.

The new low pin count, 8bit MB95200 series of MCUs is designed for home appliances such as vacuums, ovens and other kitchen appliances; electrical tools; consumer healthcare products; and aftermarket car accessories. These MCUs have low power requirements, high reliability and a broad range of features ideal for cost-efficient applications.

The new FMA1127 is the first digital touchscreen sensor IC, a low-power, fast-processing, easy-to-implement capacitive touch controller developed for mobile phones, PDAs, remote controllers, multimedia players and other mobile devices. Digi-Key is FMA's exclusive online distribution partner for its MB95200 low-pin-count MCUs and FMA1127 touch sensor controller.

Additional Fujitsu products covered by the distribution agreement include FMA's PLLs, high-performance DACs, power management ICs, spread spectrum clock generators and a full range of MCUs.

Other products include 16bit MCUs, which combine various flash, ROM, and RAM options with integrated peripherals. The agreement also covers 32bit MCUs for embedded device control, including general-purpose and application-specific versions that incorporate flash, ROM, A/D, D/A, CAN, LIN, USB and LCD controllers. Evaluation kits for all Fujitsu MCUs and touch sensor controllers are also available under the terms of this agreement.

"Fujitsu Microelectronics has a strong record of developing innovative, high-quality and easy-to-use MCUs, wireless ICs, power management devices and other products that we are certain will appeal to our customers," said Dave Doherty, Digi-Key VP, semiconductor products. "We look forward to making this new portfolio, which includes the new MB95200 series of low-pin-count MCUs and digital touchscreen controllers, available to designers and developers worldwide."

"Digi-Key is a global leader in electronic component distribution and now delivers products to more than 140 countries," said Keith Horn, chief operating officer of FMA. "Designers and engineers rely on Digi-Key for quality and availability and count on the organization as a reliable source of ICs and development tools. We are pleased to work closely with them to provide many of our newest and most innovative devices to customers around the world."

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