Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corp., Thief River Falls MN, has signed a global distribution agreement with Cicoil, an industry leader in the manufacture of flexible flat cable used in numerous commercial and military applications.
“Due to Digi-Key’s worldwide reach and exposure, Cicoil’s flexible cables will now be readily available to purchase online, for immediate shipment anywhere in the world,” says Howard Lind, president and CEO of Cicoil.
Cicoil’s hyper-flexible cable/wire products can withstand harsh environmental factors such as extreme cold and extreme heat (-65C to +260C) and remain soft to the touch. Cicoil cables can also withstand medical or industrial chemicals and meet NASA or ESA outgassing requirements. This will give design engineer’s a new choice when needing a cable for harsh environments that will retain its flexibility. Cicoil cables can also be custom configured to include tubing, power, signal, and video in one jacketed cable.
“The commercial and military aerospace industries are an expanding market, and Cicoil is ideally placed to serve this area of growth,” adds Tom Busher, VP global interconnect, passives, and electromechanical product at Digi-Key. “Cicoil’s rugged product provides a unique dimension to our line card and we are pleased to enter into this partnership.”