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Digi-Key & Digilent Inc. Announce Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.– Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Digilent Inc. The company specializes in boards and engineering products used for technology-based educational design tools utilized by various students and universities worldwide.

Digilent's education and development kits serve as a do-it-yourself tool for students using single-board computers in higher education. Students can easily order the cost-efficient kits online at

Clint Cole and Gene Apperson, two Washington State University electrical engineering professors, founded Digilent in 2000. While teaching, the men saw a need for a basic programming board to assist with their students' hands-on learning. After seeing the boards make a significant impact, they have strived to make the latest digital technologies understandable, low-cost, and easily accessible to everyone.

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