Digi-Key Expands Sullins’ Line to Include High-Temperature, Press Fit and Bi-Level Connectors


San Marcos, CA and Thief River Falls, MN -November 30, 2006-
Sullins Electronics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of board level interconnect products, today announced the expansion of their global distribution agreement with Digi-Key Corporation to include Sullins’ full lines of high-temperature, bi-level and press-fit connectors. These lines will join Sullins’ broad array of edge cards and headers previously available from Digi-Key through its print and online catalogs. Moreover, the added lines will further enable Digi-Key’s and Sullins’ EOEM, end users, and EMS provider customers to more efficiently fulfill critical production, design, and time-to-market requirements.

The expanded agreement is effective immediately, and covers Sullins’ portfolio of 2.00 mm and 0.100″ male and female headers in single, double, and quad row configurations, and in plated through hole (PTH) and surface mount (SMT) styles. These parts are available in straight or right angle terminations and are provided with specifiable pin lengths, and insulator height options. Notably, they are offered in high-temperature versions with ratings to withstand up to 200 degrees C continual heat. Digi-Key will also now be stocking Sullins’ pin compliant solderless press-fit edge card connectors, and high-density bi-level parts engineered for heavy-duty applications.

“Sullins is very proud to have added more of our quality connector offering to Digi-Key’s prestigious line card,” stated Soussan Sullins, president of Sullins Electronics. “We are confident that Digi-Key’s global expertise in providing superior customer support, same-day shipping, and on-time delivery will help customers meet or exceed their cost and manufacturing throughput objectives. Sullins looks forward to continuing our mutually beneficial relationship with Digi-Key.”

According to Mark Larson, Digi-Key’s president and COO, “Increasing our Sullins portfolio was the logical next step in our distribution relationship. The newly expanded agreement enables Digi-Key to better serve our worldwide customer base as their single-source supplier of connector and interconnect solutions. Especially, as the demand for high-temperature, press-fit, and bi-level devices continues to increase. It’s a win-win arrangement for everyone involved.”

About Sullins Electronics, Corp.

Headquartered in San Marcos, CA, Sullins Electronics, Corp. ( www.SullinsElectronics.com) has been a world leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of high-quality edgecards and headers since 1971. The Company provides the industry’s widest selection of UL/CUL approved edgecards, and additionally offers product development services together with engineering support. Sullins’ edgecards, headers, bilevel and CompactPCI connectors are widely specified for use in mission-critical applications by a broad spectrum of leading industrial, commercial, military and consumer products manufacturers. Sullins’ connectors and interconnect systems are offered through a global network of sales representatives and distributors.

About Digi-Key Corporation

One of the world’s fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. As a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, Digi-Key has been ranked #1 for Overall Performance for 15 consecutive years from among the nation’s more than 200 distributors (EE Times Distribution Study/ May 2006). Offering more than 700,000 parts from over 330 quality name-brand manufacturers Digi-Key’s commitment to inventory is unparalleled. Access to the company’s broad product offering is available 24/7 at Digi-Key’s top-rated Web site www.digikey.com.


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