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Digi-Key Corporation Selected as Exclusive Distributor for Wurth Electronics Midcom's Planar Transformer Series
[May 03, 2013]

Digi-Key Corporation Selected as Exclusive Distributor for Wurth Electronics Midcom's Planar Transformer Series

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. --(Business Wire)--

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability, and delivery, today announced the signing of an exclusive global product distribution agreement with Wurth Electronics Midcom, a world leader in the design and manufacture of custom magnetics. As part of the deal, Digi-Key will be the sole distributor of the company's newly developed planar transformer product series.

"We're pleased to be Wurth's partner of choice for the Planar Transformer line," said Tom Busher, vice president of global interconnect, passives, and electromechanical product for Digi-Key. "They have created a product that offers a smaller form factor along with increased levels of productivity - attributes of increasing importance to today's electronic component buyer."

The patent-pending Planar product design offers a multitude of advantages compared to traditional bobbin-wound products including reduced size and weight, high efficiency, low leakage, consistent parasitics, and excellent thermal characteristics. The innovative use of pre-formed flatwires yields significant cost reductions compared to existing stacked layer and multilayer PCB designs.

Wurth Electronics Midcom's planar series is optimized for frequencies ranging from 200 kHz to 700 kHz, with 500 VDC isolation and 250 W power handling capabilities. Developed to be fully customizable to individual customer needs, the planar SMD transformers comes in multiple turns ratio options with optional Aux winding for maximum flexibility. The parts have a low-profile height of 10 mm and an operating temperature range of -40°C to +125°C.

"To best respond to customer demand for the planar product line, we are confident in Digi-Key's ability to deliver," said Dominik Kern, president, Wurth Electronics Midcom. "We need a partner we can rely upon to have product on the shelf for immediate delivery while offering a high level of specialized services designed to support the challenges of the design engineer."

The Planar Transformer series is available now for immediate shipment at

About Wurth Electronics Midcom:

Wurth Electronics Midcom is a global leader in the design and manufacture of custom magnetics. A standard line of magnetics is offered, including inductors, ferrites, chokes, and EMI shielding materials. Recently, the electromechanical and interconnect line was added to the product offering, which includes Board-to-Board, Wire-to-Board, Terminal Blocks, and Input/Output Communication.

Customers in Asia, Europe and the Americas are supported through local direct technical sales network, regional design and applications engineers and manufacturing based in the People's Republic of China.

Our standard lines and custom-made transformers are used around the world in LED and CFL lighting, smart grid and utility metering, home automation, test and measurement, industrial controls, circuit management, and security systems.

Wurth Electronics Midcom offers all catalog products in stock and no minimum order quantities. Free samples are offered to customers on connectors and both catalog and custom magnetics.

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers at

With over 800,000 products in stock, an impressive selection of online resources, and the logistical advantage of more than 800,000 square feet of expandable distribution space, Digi-Key continues to move forward, affirming its commitment to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers.

Digi-Key's totally integrated, Internet-engaged business model, coupled with its industry-leading breadth of components available for immediate shipment anywhere in the world from a single location, clearly differentiates Digi-Key from all other distributors. Digi-Key offers customers a unique approach to a high-mix, low volume production business strategy by transferring much inventory risk and carrying costs from the customer to Digi-Key. From Prototype to Production®, Digi-Key has the components and resources necessary to grow your business to the next level.

Digi-Key's online offerings and resources include: PTM® product training modules; TechZoneSM technology zones; Another Geek Moment videos; Digi-Key toolbar; SupplyChainHQSM for electronics buyers; TechXchangeSM; a Mobile and Social Center; the Scheme-it® online schematic design tool; a Reference Design Library; and the Dynamic Catalog®.

Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available at

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