Donations are expected to match up to $15,000.
Digi-Key Electronics is globally known for its high-service distribution of electronic components and automation products. It is in stock for immediate shipment and has announced that it will match donations made to KiCad from Dec. 1-7, 2022, up to $15,000.
KiCad is an open-source software suite for Electronic Design Automation (EDA), which aims to provide the best possible cross-platform electronics design application. It tries to make it as simple as possible for users using it.
Cody Walseth, digital product owner at Digi-Key Electronics, said, “We believe it’s important for design tools and resources to be easily accessible and user-friendly for engineers around the world, and KiCad is a great example of a free, open-source application that helps make professional electronics designers’ jobs easier. We continue to be proud supporters of KiCad and the fundraising efforts that help them enhance their capabilities and bring their open-source software to even more engineers around the world.”
Wayne Stambaugh, project manager of KiCad, added, “Digi-Key has been a long-time sponsor of the KiCad project and we welcome their continued support through the 2022 end of year fund drive campaign.”