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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Digi-Key Corporation and Clare Expand Distribution
Agreement Globally

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., USA and BEVERLY, Massachusetts, 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, today announced that Clare semiconductor products will be available to Digi-Key customers worldwide.

Clare, an IXYS Company, designs, manufactures, and markets high-voltage integrated circuits (ICs) and optically isolated Solid State Relays (OptoMOS®) for the communication, industrial, power, and consumer markets.

“We are excited to announce the expansion of our distribution agreement with Clare,” said Mark Zack, Digi-Key's vice president of semiconductors. “With its strong product offerings in high voltage, analog, and mixed signal IC’s, customers worldwide will be able to source their engineering, and production needs from Digi-Key.”

Mark Heisig, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Clare states that, ‘The extension of our supplier agreement with Digi-Key to a worldwide level will be greatly beneficial to our customers and is a natural extension of our business. We look forward to expanding our engagement with Digi-Key to win and support many new competitive opportunities.”

Clare’s product lines are available for purchase now on Digi-Key’s global websites.

As the leading integrated Internet-based distributor, information about and inventory of millions of products is accessible to customers around the globe, with all products shipped from Digi-Key’s single, North American location. The company’s integrated business model provides product and support information online to help put engineers and procurement professionals in control as they solve tough product development challenges.

The company’s online offerings and resources include: an interactive online catalog; PTM Online…On Demand® product training modules; TechZoneSM technology zonesAnother Geek Moment videos; Digi-Key toolbar; PurchasingProSM for electronics buyers; TechXchangeSM; a Mobile and Social Center; and a Reference Design Library.

About Digi-Key Corporation

As one of the world’s leading totally integrated, Internet-based 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 two million products from over 470 quality name-brand manufacturers at www.digikey.com. A testament to Digi-Key’s unparalleled commitment to service, North American design engineers have ranked Digi-Key as the #1 Most Preferred Distributor (UBM/EE|Times Distributor Customer Preference Study/June 2011). 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 Clare

Clare, Inc., a leader in the design and manufacture of solid-state relays, optically isolated, high voltage, and communications integrated circuits, is a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation. Clare offers the industry’s broadest lines of Solid State Relays (SSRs), featuring galvanic input-to-output electrical isolation from 1500 Vrms up to 5000 Vrms; Power SSRs; a wide selection of optocouplers and linear optocouplers; optically isolated AC Power Switches and Depletion Mode MOSFETs. As a leading supplier to the Telecommunications, Medical, Security, Utility Metering, Power and Industrial Control industries, Clare’s expertise in high-voltage and power devices also supports a growing line of integrated circuits such as IGBT and MOSFET gate drivers, both optically isolated and standard, LED display drivers, phone line interface and monitoring devices, high voltage switching devices and optically isolated communications ICs.


Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Digi-Key Public Relations
1-800-344-4539
publicrelations@digikey.com



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