Echelon chairman and chief executive officer Ron Sege explains, “An important element of positioning Echelon to meet the needs of commercial and industrial customers looking to leverage emerging IIoT technologies is having broad and diverse distribution. Digi-Key has global reach and unparalleled logistics capabilities, as well as the ability to fulfill products quickly and efficiently. This agreement makes it easier for engineers to get our products, and it signals an important milestone in Echelon’s continued leadership in the IIoT market.”
Digi-Key provides of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, both products in stock and online resources. Market research firm IHS predicts that the IIoT, which is expected to be the largest segment of the broader Internet of Things (IoT) market, will add 500 million new units per year through 2017.
Mark Zack, Digi-Key vice president of global semiconductor products adds: “The IoT market represents the new great growth opportunity for components in the overall embedded market, and Echelon is one of the most important IoT enablers in the embedded and industrial space. We’re excited about adding Echelon’s products to our line card of best-of-breed components that will be of interest to developers building IoT products, so we can more effectively address the growing IoT and IIoT markets.”