THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 22, 2017
Tronics' highly advanced MEMS Gyro sensors and GYPRO® evaluation boards are available worldwide from Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, as the result of a new distribution agreement between the two companies.
"We are pleased to announce the expansion of our distribution network with a key partner like Digi-Key. Such a move will enhance the exposure of Tronics' high performance inertial sensors through a responsive and reliable supply chain, while bringing value and differentiation to Digi-Key's product portfolio," said Pascal Langlois, CEO at Tronics. "This agreement demonstrates our willingness to continuously provide our targeted markets and customers with tailored solutions for their very demanding applications, including a leading-edge range of inertial devices as well as plug-and-play evaluation kits."
Tronics' products are ideal for applications that require precise measurement such as precision instrumentation, platform stabilization, guidance and navigation control, auto-pilot, inertial measurement unit (IMU), attitude and heading reference system (AHRS), flight control and back-up instrumentation, unmanned and autonomous vehicles, pipe inspection, three-dimensional mapping, and robotics, among others.
"We are excited to partner with Tronics and add their highly reliable range of products to our expanding linecard," said Tom Busher, VP, Global IP&E at Digi-Key. "The ability to offer Tronics' MEMS Gyro sensors and GYPRO evaluation boards will assist our engineering customers in the design and prototype stage of their projects. We think they will find value in the accuracy provided by Tronics' product portfolio that is required in their very demanding applications."
Founded in 1997, Tronics is an international MEMS manufacturer, addressing growing markets with high added value. The company designs, manufactures and sells custom and standard MEMS-based products to the industrial, aeronautics, security and medical markets, relying on a strong portfolio of 25 families of patents.
Tronics' MEMS inertial products combine all key benefits on a single chip, offering best-in-class performance and accuracy in an ultra-compact design. They are tailored for system manufacturers with high requirements for highly stable, high-performance inertial sensors.
Manufactured, packaged and calibrated in its own fab located in France, Tronics' high performance inertial sensors bring significant value and differentiation for applications that are more demanding than automotive, while not requiring ‘tactical grade' sensors.
Following a tender offer ending January 2017, EPCOS AG, a TDK Group Company, now holds 74 percent of Tronics' shares.
About Digi-Key Electronics
Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minn., USA, is an authorized global, full-service distributor of electronic components, offering more than five million products, with over 1.3 million in stock and available for immediate shipment, from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. Digi-Key also offers a wide variety of online resources such as EDA and design tools, datasheets, reference designs, instructional articles and videos, multimedia libraries, and much more. Technical support is available 24/7 via email, phone and webchat. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering can be found by visiting www.digikey.com.