THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA – Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with Hittite Microwave Corporation, a world-class supplier of complete MMIC-based solutions for communication and military markets.

Founded in 1985, Hittite Microwave designs and develops high performance integrated circuits, modules, subsystems, and instrumentation for technically demanding digital, RF, and microwave applications.

Mark Zack“Microwave and RF technology are widespread in numerous industries today,” said Mark Zack, vice president, global semiconductor product at Digi-Key. “The broad selection of high-performance product offered by Hittite will add a unique dimension to our line card, and we are pleased to enter into this partnership.”

Hittite’s Digital Integrated Circuit (IC), Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC) and Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) products are developed using state-of-the-art Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) and Silicon based semiconductor processes. These state-of-the-art GaAs, GaN, InGaP/GaAs, InP, SOI, SiGe, CMOS and BiCMOS semiconductor processes utilize MESFET, HEMT, pHEMT, mHEMT, HBT and PIN devices. Their product portfolio covers 35 product lines and includes over 1,025 standard products.

Hittite products can be purchased now on Digi-Key’s international websites.

As the leading integrated Internet-based distributor of electronic components, information about Digi-Key Corporation and inventory of millions of products is accessible to customers around the globe, with all products shipped from Digi-Key’s single, North American location. The company’s integrated business model provides product and support information online to help put engineers and procurement professionals in control as they solve tough product development challenges.

The company’s online offerings and resources include: PTM® product training modules; TechZoneSM technology zones; Digi-Key toolbar; and a Mobile and Social Center.