Digi-Key Corporation and Richtek Technology Corporation sign global distribution agreement

Date Announced: 14 Mar 2011

Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA – Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Richtek Technology Corporation, one of the world’s top 10 analog IC companies, today announced the two companies have signed a global distribution agreement.

Products from Richtek are now available for purchase on Digi-Key’s global websites and will be featured in future print and online catalogs.

Richtek Technology Corporation offers a wide variety of semiconductor products including DC/DC and AC/DC power solutions. Their technologies are widely used in LED lighting, computers, networked communication devices, digital cameras, and mobile communication devices.

"Digi-Key is very pleased to announce this global distribution agreement with Richtek. We expect the need for analog technology to continue to outpace the market overall with the exciting prospect for growing demands in power management, lighting drivers, and efficient generation and distribution of existing and future energy sources,” said Mark Zack, Digi-Key's vice president of semiconductor product.

“Richtek is delighted to partner with Digi-Key as we deliver innovative power and analog solutions to our customers throughout the world,” said David Timm, Richtek’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing.

Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service, which includes product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Using leading-edge processes and state-of-the-art technologies, Digi-Key serves a global customer base from its 600,000 square foot facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.

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. Digi-Key is a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than 1.8 million products from over 470 quality name-brand manufacturers. A testament to Digi-Key’s unparalleled commitment to service, North American design engineers have ranked Digi-Key #1 for Overall Performance for 19 consecutive years (EE|Times Distribution Study/October 2010). With global sales for 2010 surpassing $1.5 billion, Digi-Key’s single location in North America is one of its greatest assets. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.

About Richtek Technology Corporation

Richtek adds value to end equipment by synthesizing technological innovation, uncompromised quality, and devotion to customer service. Founded in 1998, the Company is headquartered in Taiwan with additional offices in Asia, the U.S., and Europe. Richtek is publicly traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol 6286. For more information about Richtek and its analog IC solutions, please visit the Company’s Web site at www.richtek.com.

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Erica Hanson Manager, Corporate Communications & Media Relations 218-681-8000, Ext 2247

E-mail:erica.hanson@digikey.com

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