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Akros Silicon’s GreenEdge Products Strengthen Digi-Key’s Power Management IC Portfolio

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, recently signed a global distribution agreement with Akros Silicon, a provider of leading-edge power management ICs. Akros’ solutions help manufacturers of electronic equipment create more efficient and advanced products at reduced costs, while enabling end users the ability to reduce energy usage.

Mark Zack, Vice President of Global Semiconductor Product, Digi-Key Corporation (Photo: Business Wir ...

Mark Zack, Vice President of Global Semiconductor Product, Digi-Key Corporation (Photo: Business Wire)

Proprietary GreenEdge TM technology sets Akros Silicon’s power management solutions apart by enabling unprecedented integration via a Power System-on-a-Chip (Power SoC). These flexible, efficient platform solutions eliminate the traditional isolation barrier, offering a smaller footprint and reduced bill-of-materials costs.

“Power-over-Ethernet is in high demand with our customers seeking power integration solutions,” said Mark Zack, Digi-Key’s Vice President, Global Semiconductor Product. “The GreenEdge technology offered by Akros provides dynamic power-level adjustment, higher power conversion efficiency and reduced cost, all in a compact, flexible package. We look forward to adding these exciting products to our power management lineup.”

Akros’ GreenEdge products are unique within the industry, offering:

  • World’s first Quad-output, Isolated Power SoC with integrated GreenEdge(TM) 2kV isolation
  • World’s first PoE Power System-on-a-Chip (SoC) with integrated GreenEdge(TM) 2kV isolation
  • World’s first IEEE 802.3at PoE Plus Powered Device (PD) controller

“With a growing number of Power-over-Ethernet applications and designs, Digi-Key is the perfect channel partner to make Akros’ integrated isolation technology available to a global network of design engineers,” said Pete Klessel, Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Akros Silicon. “We are excited that this partnership will bring best-in-class product accessibility and service to our customers.”

These new and exciting products from Akros Silicon are available now for immediate shipment by visiting any of Digi-Key’s global websites.

About Akros Silicon

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Akros Silicon provides leading edge, intelligent energy management ICs. Akros’ disruptive silicon technology makes it possible to integrate multiple ICs, high-voltage isolation and discrete components into a single device, thus enabling electronic OEMs to develop cost-effective and energy-efficient solutions.

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. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.

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