Digi-Key & Powerex Announce Distribution Agreement For North America

February 25, 2009 by Jeff Shepard

Digi-Key Corp. and Powerex, Inc. announced that the companies have entered into an agreement for the distribution of Powerex products in North America.

In stock and available for immediate shipment from Digi-Key are Powerex’s IGBT modules, Intelligent Power Modules (IPMs), thyristor power switches, dc-dc converters, and high power diode modules.

Slated to be featured in future print and online catalogs, these products are now available for purchase on Digi-Key’s US and Canadian websites.

A supplier of discrete, modular and integrated high power semiconductor solutions, Powerex products support numerous markets, including ac, dc, and servo drives; aircraft; alternative energy and distributed power; electric vehicles; induction heating; industrial pump controls; medical power supplies; transportation; uninterruptible power supplies (UPS); welding; and white goods and HVAC.

Dave Doherty, Digi-Key Vice President of Semiconductor Product said, "Powerex’s commitment to consistently deliver value and quality makes this company a good match for Digi-Key. We are very pleased to partner with this world-class organization and make its innovative portfolio of both discrete and modular high-power solutions available to our diverse customer base."

"Powerex is delighted to add Digi-Key to our select line-up of distributors. Digi-Key has the reputation for top-notch support of engineers building prototypes as well as logistics expertise. These attributes are consistent with our goal to reach new customers and provide service for production needs," said Kathy Cullen, Powerex Distributor Sales Manager for North America.