Digi-Key announces distribution agreement with Power Integrations

Feb 9th, 2006
Date Announced: 09 Feb 2006

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota — Digi-Key Corporation announced today that it has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Power Integrations, the leading supplier of high-voltage analog integrated circuits (ICs) used in power conversion. Digi-Key, one of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world, currently ships product to more than 140 countries.

Power Integrations' ICs enable manufacturers to produce small, simple, energy efficient power supplies for a vast array of consumer and industrial electronic products. With governments worldwide taking regulatory and legislative action to promote cost-effective ways to conserve energy, Power Integrations' EcoSmart® technology dramatically reduces the amount of energy wasted by power supplies, allowing manufacturers to meet all current and proposed energy efficiency regulations for electronic products. Since 1998, EcoSmart technology has saved consumers and businesses more than $1.3 billion on their electricity bills.

"With growing customer interest in the cost savings offered by improved energy efficiency and more rigorous and widespread regulations for energy efficiency, we at Digi-Key are excited about offering our customers Power Integrations' EcoSmart solutions," said Mark Larson, president and COO of Digi-Key Corporation. "These innovative products will provide our customers with a cost-effective choice when designing energy-efficient power supplies."

"Digi-Key's expanding worldwide presence and high level of service make them an ideal distribution partner for Power Integrations," said Bruce Renouard, vice president of worldwide sales for Power Integrations. "We look forward to a highly productive partnership serving the global power supply market."

Power Integrations products will be featured in Digi-Key's printed and online catalogs and will be available for purchase directly from Digi-Key. The new franchise agreement with Power Integrations will allow Digi-Key to fulfill the design as well as production needs of its global customer base.

About Digi-Key Corporation

One of the world's fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key 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 14 consecutive years from among the nation's more than 200 distributors. Offering more than 550,000 parts from over 320 quality name-brand manufacturers Digi-Key's commitment to inventory is unparalled. Access to the company's broad product offering is available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week at Digi-Key's top-rated Web site at www.digikey.com.

Contact
Steven G. Tsukichi VP/Marketing, Digi-Key Corporation 800-338-4105 x1001 (voice)

E-mail:steve.tsukichi@digikey.com

Web Site:http://www.digikey.com

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