PITTSBURGH, Dec. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The II-VI Marlow Division of II‐VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI), a leading provider of high quality, high performance thermoelectric solutions, today announced an exclusive, global agreement with Digi-Key Electronics for the distribution of II-VI Marlow’s thermoelectric components, sub-assemblies and systems.

Digi-Key is the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery.  The partnership will allow II-VI Marlow to access the marketplace using Digi-Key’s world leading electronic online catalog and reach new customers that currently are not serviced.

“The ability to team with Digi-Key is very exciting and in line with our focus on expanding our reach into the marketplace,” said Kevin MacGibbon, General Manager, II-VI Marlow. 

II-VI Marlow is committed to deliver high quality, high performance, thermoelectric solutions at industry competitive prices. The portfolio includes single and multi-stage thermoelectric modules. Single-stage compliant thermoelectric modules are designed for low to medium temperature differentials. Typical applications include: temperature stabilization of bolometers and ferroelectric detectors, thermal management of laser diodes arrays in fiber optic systems, and maintaining constant viscosity in ink jet printers. Multi-stage RoHS compliant thermoelectric modules are designed for medium to high temperature differentials. Typical applications include: reducing electronic noise in CCD arrays, reducing the dark current in midwave IR detectors, thermal reference sources for FLIR calibration, and cooling of IR focal plane arrays and multiplexers.

II-VI Marlow will showcase its thermoelectric modules at SPIE Photonics West, January 31 - February 2, 2017, in San Francisco, CA, South hall, booth # 1833.

About II-VI Marlow

II-VI Marlow, the world leader in quality thermoelectric technology, develops and manufactures thermoelectric components (TECs), sub-assemblies and systems for the aerospace & defense, medical, industrial, automotive, consumer, telecommunications and power generation markets. II-VI Marlow is engaged with R&D programs to advance the state-of-the-art in both thermoelectric heating, cooling and power generation. II-VI Marlow is ISO 9001:2008 certified, Telcordia qualified and a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winning company.

About Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key Electronics, 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

About II-VI Incorporated

II-VI Incorporated, a global leader in engineered materials and opto-electronic components is a vertically integrated manufacturing company that develops innovative products for diversified applications in the industrial, optical communications, military, life sciences, semiconductor equipment, and consumer markets. Headquartered in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, with research and development, manufacturing, sales, service, and distribution facilities worldwide, the Company produces a wide variety of application-specific photonic and electronic materials and components, and deploys them in various forms including integrated with advanced software to enable our customers.

Amanda Prevost
Marketing Communications