Digi-Key Corporation and Quickfilter Technologies, Inc. Sign Worldwide Distribution Agreement

Digi-Key Corporation and Quickfilter Technologies, Inc. Sign Worldwide Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - March 15, 2007

Digi-Key Corporation and Quickfilter Technologies, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, announced today the signing of a distribution agreement. One of the world’s fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key ships product to more than 140 countries around the globe.

Quickfilter Technologies offers a family of mixed signal integrated circuits for analog signal conditioning and digital signal processing. Precision programmable digital filters allow the designer to complete his design in minutes, not days – without the need to write a single line of code. Sensor based applications are the primary beneficiary of the Quickfilter solution, which combines software and hardware tools for rapid design completion, high performance and end product flexibility. Applications include industrial control and monitoring, medical patient monitoring and diagnostic equipment, wireless sensor networks and many more.

In stock and ready to ship from Digi-Key are Quickfilter Technologies’ 4-channel Programmable Signal Converter (QF4A512), the Single-channel Digital Filter (QF1D512), development kits for both products (QF4A512-DK and QF1D512-DK), adapter boards (QF4A512-PA) and the MSP-Mojo, a replacement Target board for the TI eZ430 USB development tool . These products are also featured in Digi-Key’s print and online catalogs.

“We are very pleased to add Quickfilter’s unique products to our offering, and we are certain that it’s products will be of consequential interest to the thousands of design engineers we serve every day,” said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO.

“We are delighted to have our products on-hand in the Digi-Key catalog,” said Ed Rocha, Quickfilter’s president and COO, “ For many engineers the first place they turn to when sourcing a new product is the Digi-Key catalog.”

About Quickfilter Technologies, Inc.

Quickfilter Technologies, Inc (Alan, Texas) utilizes patent pending techniques for implementing programmable ICs that allow an engineer to design a custom circuit for signal processing without the cost and complexity of programming a DSP. Using the Quickfilter solutions, it is possible to create and begin operating custom filtering solutions in less than five minutes. Quickfilter's products are ideally suited for sensors in industrial monitoring and control, medical equipment, homeland security, and engine control applications.

The Quickfilter solutions comprise chips featuring a hardware-based, programmable, precision Finite Impulse Response digital filter engine and, in the case of the Programmable Signal Converter, an analog front end and analog- to-digital converter. A companion hardware development tool and Quickfilter Pro software allows the user to quickly configure the chips for his specific application. This enables customers to rapidly complete a design at significantly lower cost while achieving higher performance. In addition, since the chips are readily reprogrammable, they can be reconfigured in circuit during design, at the time of shipment or in the field.

Quickfilter Technologies Inc. is a private equity funded fabless semiconductor company founded in 2003 by Bob Silco and located in Allen, Texas. The company is developing a family of programmable mixed-signal integrated circuits that convert noisy analog signals into clean, usable digital signals.

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.

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