Bluegiga Technologies Brings Quick-Start Wireless Solutions to Digi-Key Shelves

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - December 5, 2013

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with Bluegiga Technologies, a market innovator in the wireless space. The company manufactures highly integrated wireless modules employing the latest wireless technologies, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Bluetooth Low Energy.

Founded in 2000, Finland-based Bluegiga provides innovative, easy-to-use, short-range wireless connectivity solutions to OEMs, device manufacturers, and system integrators. The company is well known for their Bluetooth solutions, and their unique module firmware provides a simple interface for configuration of the devices for specific design implementation.

"Wireless technology is a segment in which we see tremendous opportunity for growth," said Mark Zack, Digi-Key vice president, global semiconductor product. "Bluegiga's embedded solutions offer our customers a seamless interface through which to implement wireless functionality into their design. We are excited to offer these quality modules to our global customer base."

Bluegiga's products appeal to a wide range of industries, including construction, utilities, healthcare, law enforcement, retail and transportation, among others.

"Digi-Key is recognized worldwide as a leading provider of embedded technology to the engineering community," said Antti Sivula, Bluegiga CEO. "The market for our embedded Bluetooth and Wi-Fi solutions continues to see rapid growth globally particularly with the rising popularity of Bluetooth Smart for portable and wireless sensing applications. Adding Digi-Key to our distribution partner network will mean significant growth opportunities for both companies and we look forward to our mutual success."

Bluegiga's full line of wireless solutions is now available for immediate shipment by visiting the Digi-Key website.

About Bluegiga Technologies

Bluegiga Technologies is committed to provide innovative and easy-to-use, short-range wireless connectivity solutions to OEMs, device manufacturers and system integrators. Their technology portfolio includes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Products include a wide range of wireless modules, varying from ultra-low power Bluetooth Smart modules to best in class long range Bluetooth Classic and Wi-Fi products. For more information, 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.