Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) Modules to be Sold Through Online Distribution Resource Digi-Key Corporation

SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anaren, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANEN) announced today that it will be marketing its new family of Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) modules with online electronics distributor Digi-Key Corporation (Thief River Falls, MN). The move to partner with Digi-Key is Anaren's first initiative to stock one of its technologies through the renowned online distributor and is expected to be a valuable sourcing option for AIR module customers.

"We are genuinely excited to have Digi-Key represent our AIR product line," said Mark Bowyer, the business development manager in Anaren's Wireless Group responsible for the AIR line. "We chose Digi-Key based on its excellent reputation for customer service, impressive customer base, and ability to provide online customers with a new supply chain option."

Bowyer added that the alliance with Digi-Key widens Anaren's array of both online and brick-and-mortar distribution partners.

"RF technology is one of the fastest growing tech segments in today's market," noted Mark Zack, vice president, global semiconductor product at Digi-Key. "Anaren is well-placed to continue innovating within this market, and we are pleased to add them to our expansive line card."

As for the AIR product family itself, this relatively new line for Anaren provides an elegant, 'plug and play' RF solution — with each module's footprint being smaller than a postage stamp — to electronic engineers challenged with adding wireless capability to new or existing devices.

Applications for AIR modules range from industrial control, building automation, and low-power sensor networks — to lighting and equipment and appliances intended for inclusion in smart-grid and energy-management scenarios (e.g. automated meter reading, devices and equipment intended for ZigBee® Standard applications, etc.).

E-OEM design engineers interested in learning more or securing applications assistance are encouraged to contact Anaren or any authorized AIR module distributor (see website for current listing).


An innovative leader in microwave and RF technology, Anaren designs and manufactures complex components and subsystems for defense, satellite, wireless, and consumer electronics markets.

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