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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Digi-Key Corporation and austriamicrosystems Sign
Global Distribution Agreement

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota and Unterpremstaetten, Austria 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 austriamicrosystems, a leading designer of standard and customized high-performance analog ICs, today announced the two companies have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute austriamicrosystems products to customers worldwide.

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

"We are very pleased to announce this distribution agreement with austriamicrosystems with its strong product offerings in high performance analog, particularly in sensors, power management, and magnetic encoder technologies," said Dave Doherty, Digi-Key’s vice president of semiconductor product. "austriamicrosystems has strong European brand awareness that we are excited to expand to engineers globally."

"We are excited to be partnering with Digi-Key, the clear leader in online engineering solutions and service," said Heribert Hochrinner, global channel manager for austriamicrosystems. "Our advanced analog technology, combined with Digi-Key’s unique portfolio and capabilities, will bring new choices to design engineers worldwide."

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. 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 18 consecutive years from among North America’s more than 200 distributors (EE|Times Distribution Study/August 2009). Offering more than 1.7 million products from more than 440 quality name-brand manufacturers, Digi-Key's commitment to inventory is unparalleled. Access to the company's broad product offering is available 24/7 at Digi-Key’s top-rated website, www.digikey.com.

About austriamicrosystems
austriamicrosystems is a leading designer and manufacturer of standard and customized high-performance analog ICs in the areas of power management, sensors and sensor interfaces, and mobile infotainment. Complemented by its full service foundry services, the company focuses on the communications, industrial and medical, and automotive markets. austriamicrosystems leverages almost 30 years of expertise in low power and high accuracy to provide industry-leading products, operating worldwide with more than 1,000 employees with its own state-of-the-art manufacturing and test facilities. austriamicrosystems is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich (ticker symbol: AMS).

Editorial Contact(s)

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Erica Hanson
Manager, Corporate Communications & Media Relations
218-681-8000, Ext 2247
erica.hanson@digikey.com

Editorial Contact for austriamicrosystems

Ulrike Anderwald
austriamicrosystems AG.
+43 3136 500 5856
ulrike.anderwald@austriamicrosystems.com



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