Digi-Key Corporation and Microchip Technology to Host Virtual Event: Embedded Designers Forum

Oct. 25, 2010

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation and Microchip Technology, Inc. announced today the co-sponsorship of Virtual Embedded Designers Forum (EDF) on Tuesday, November 2, from 7 am to 3 pm PST at www.microchip.com/VirtualEDF.

To get a full schedule of this educational online event, visit www.microchip.com/EDF or www.digikey.com/edf or to register directly, go here.

This free online event will complement Microchip’s  Embedded Designers Forum,  a series of in-person seminars being been held at 100+ worldwide locations. In support of engineers who were unable to attend one of the local seminars, the virtual forum will feature the same information as well as the ability to interact directly with industry experts via 12 presentations, including keynote presentations from Energizer® and Google PowerMeter™, interactive chats, and a virtual exhibit hall where attendees will gain access to a comprehensive collection of educational materials and resources supporting Microchip and the Smart Energy market.

While each of the live events featured six of nine modules focusing on Smart Energy and featuring the latest technologies in low power, human interface, and connectivity, Virtual EDF will include all nine of the following modules:

  • Adding USB to your Embedded Designs
  • Connectivity Solutions for Embedded Designs
  • Touch Screen Sensing and Graphical Displays
  • Touch Sensing Solutions for Keys and Sliders
  • Smart Energy Monitoring
  • Smart Power Conversion
  • Designing to Optimum Energy Usage
  • Signal Conditioning for Embedded Applications
  • Exploring MPLAB® Development Tools

These modules are packed with practical information and advice on how to achieve the lowest power consumption, add a more stylish user interface, run software that is more complex, add USB connectivity, and save money on development and system BOM cost. Following Virtual EDF, all content from the live event will be archived and available on-demand for 12 months.

About Digi-Key Corporation

As one of the world's fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key Corporation has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. As a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, Digi-Key has been ranked #1 for Overall Performance for 18 consecutive years from among the nation's more than 200 distributors (EE Times Distribution Study/August 2009). Offering more than 1.7 million products from more than 440 quality name-brand manufacturers, Digi-Key's commitment to inventory is unparalleled. Access to the company's broad product offering is available 24/7 at Digi-Key's top-rated website, www.digikey.com.

About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, analog, and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost, and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com.

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Erica Hanson
Manager, Corporate Communications & Media Relations
218-681-8000, Ext 2247
[email protected]

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