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Digi-Key adds two new lines

Holt Integrated Circuits & CogniMem memory components

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2013-02-09

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corp., Thief River Falls MN, has signed a global distribution agreement with Holt Integrated Circuits Inc., Mission Viejo CA, provider of data bus communication IC production, focused primarily in the military, aerospace, and industrial markets.

For more than 20 years Holt has manufactured data bus and display drivers for both commercial and military users worldwide. From F-16 to A-350, Holt ICs are found at the heart of flight control, navigation, engine management, communications, safety equipment, and in-flight entertainment systems. Over 400 avionics manufacturers rely on Holt’s proven track record of customer service, unsurpassed quality and cost-effectiveness, and technical excellence.

“The demand for Mil/Aero products has never been higher and a prominent supplier such as Holt is ideally placed to serve this growing market,” says Mark Zack, vice-president, global semiconductor product at Digi-Key. “Their high-quality product provides unsurpassed value for our customers and we are pleased to add them to our customer offering.”

Holt designs and tests all its products in-house, providing innovative, cost effective, mixed signal solutions for microprocessor-based embedded applications. Holt’s product lines include MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, Discrete-to-Digital sensing, Controller Area Network (CAN), analog switches and RS-485/422. Holt’s range of ICs supporting the ARINC 429 standard is the widest in the industry, ranging from simple line receivers to full protocol solutions with integrated RAM. The latest line of ARINC 429 products are fully functional terminal ICs designed to operate from a single 3.3V supply, resulting in a significant reduction in system complexity and board space.

Digi-Key also recently signed an agreement to become the only global distributor of CogniMem’s cognitive memory products CogniMem is an innovator in neural network architecture built to resemble the synapses of the human brain, creating reactive memory components that use high speed and parallel pattern recognition to ‘learn’ versus being programmed. The company’s unique neural network architecture products feature embedded embed intelligence into miniature sensory devices to enhance their performance in speed and power consumption. The products also scale to allow for fuzzy matching of data patterns in data mining.



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