THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.--(electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced its partnership with Precision Design Associates (PDA) to distribute their innovative capacitive solutions globally.)--Global
“MaxTouch technology is found in nearly every phone, tablet, or other touch-enabled device on the market today”
Partnering closely with Atmel by implementing their maxTouch® technology into their touchscreen modules, PDA provides a true plug-and-play capacitive touch solution for designers looking to avoid costly development of this technology for implementation into their products.
“MaxTouch technology is found in nearly every phone, tablet, or other touch-enabled device on the market today,” said Mark Zack, Vice President, Global Semiconductor Product at Digi-Key. “By seamlessly integrating this technology into their touchscreen modules, Precision Design Associates offers a top-of-the-line product to the touchscreen market and makes adding capacitive touch functionality simple and cost-effective. We are pleased to add Precision Design Associates to our expansive line card.”
“We’re really excited to partner with Digi-Key and Atmel to provide cutting-edge capacitive touchscreen technology to developers,” said Phil Wills, President, Precision Design Associates. “Many companies have been locked out of this technology due to integration complexities, high tooling costs, and very high annual volume requirements. Our products address these issues by allowing developers to buy complete modules for evaluation and development and then transition into production using one of our standard ITO sensors enabled by Atmel’s industry leading maxTouch series of touchscreen controllers.”
The full line of capacitive touch products from PDA is available now on Digi-Key’s global websites.
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 two million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers at www.digikey.com.
With over 790,000 products in stock, an impressive selection of online resources, and the logistical advantage of more than 800,000 square feet of expandable distribution space, Digi-Key continues to move forward, affirming its commitment to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers.
Digi-Key’s totally integrated, Internet-engaged business model, coupled with its industry-leading breadth of components available for immediate shipment anywhere in the world from a single location, clearly differentiates Digi-Key from all other distributors. Digi-Key offers customers a unique approach to a high-mix, low volume production business strategy by transferring much inventory risk and carrying costs from the customer to Digi-Key. From Prototype to Production®, Digi-Key has the components and resources necessary to grow your business to the next level.
Digi-Key’s online offerings and resources include: PTM® product training modules; TechZoneSM technology zones; Another Geek Moment videos; Digi-Key toolbar; PurchasingProSM for electronics buyers; TechXchangeSM; a Mobile and Social Center; the Scheme-it online schematic design tool; a Reference Design Library; and the Dynamic Catalog.
Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.
About Precision Design Associates
Precision Design Associates, Inc. specializes in capacitive touch sensors, electronic circuit design, and embedded software. They offer standard and custom touch screen sensors, OEM touch sensor modules, turnkey design services, consulting, and contract manufacturing. Founded in 2000, PDA partnered with capacitive sensing pioneer Quantum Research Group (acquired by Atmel Corporation in March 2008) to develop state of the art capacitive sensors ranging from simple buttons, material sensing, rotors, sliders through to today's cutting edge touch screens. Our close partnership with Atmel continues as we support their capacitive sensing customers and sell sensors and OEM modules based on their maxTouch capacitive sensing technology.