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Digi-Key Corporation and Torex Semiconductor Ltd. Announce
Global Distribution Agreement

Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA and Tokyo, Japan — December 1, 2009 — 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 Torex Semiconductor Ltd. today announced the companies have signed a global distribution agreement. Torex is a specialist in analog power supply IC design, development, and manufacturing.

Torex products stocked by Digi-Key are now available for purchase via Digi-Key’s global websites. Additionally, these products will be featured in future print and online catalogs.

"We are delighted to expand our semiconductor portfolio through this partnership with Torex Semiconductor," said Dave Doherty, Digi-Key vice president of semiconductor product. "Torex's low power and efficient heat dissipation allow them to offer some ultra-small packaging alternatives that are very attractive to design engineers."

"Torex is very excited to begin a business partnership with Digi-Key, which is a world-wide leader in business development," said Koji Shibamiya, Torex managing director. "We are confident we will have a successful, mutually satisfying relationship. Torex will continue to release new Power Management ICs, which will be environmentally friendly, have low power consumption, and be available in small, thin, lightweight packages. We will strive to provide customers with devices which will enable their product development to be as effortless as possible."

Company Backgrounds

About Digi-Key

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 1.5 million products from over 400 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 18 consecutive years (EE Times Distribution Study/August 2009). Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.

About Torex

Torex Semiconductor Ltd. is one of the leading manufacturers of semiconductor products and power management ICs, including voltage detectors, voltage regulators, DC/DC converters, charge pump ICs, multi channel power management ICs, temperature sensors, power MOSFETS, OP amps, CMOS logic, oscillators, PLL clock generator ICs, line switches, low noise amplifiers and Schottky barrier diodes. Torex offers many solutions ahead of the market trends by utilizing its excellent technological intellect and marketing expertise. For more information, visit http://www.torex.co.jp/english/


Editorial Contacts:

Digi-Key Corporation
Lesley Harmoning
Manager, Advertising
218-681-8000, Ext 1656
lesley.harmoning@digikey.com


Torex Semiconductor Ltd.
Bradd Johnson
Tel: 303-882-2490
BJohnson@Torex-USA.com



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