Digi-Key Corporation First to Stock NXP's LPC1300 Cortex™-M3 Microcontrollers

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - September 22, 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, announced today that it is now stocking NXP's new LPC1300 Cortex-M3 processor based microcontrollers. Additionally, Digi-Key is the first distributor to stock these new microcontrollers, which are the industry's lowest power Cortex-M3 and evidence of NXP's commitment to innovation in energy efficiency.

These microcontrollers and associated tools are now available and can be ordered on Digi-Key's global websites. Additionally, they will be featured in future print and online catalogs.

The new NXP LPC1300 series are designed for embedded 16- and 32-bit applications, with operation up to 72MHz. Delivering advanced energy management with power consumption of approximately 200 microamps per MHz, the LPC1300 also offers pin-compatibility with NXP's ultra-low power Cortex-M0 based LPC1100.

Dave Doherty, Digi-Key vice president, semiconductor product, said, "As the industry's lowest power Cortex-M3 based microcontrollers, the low-cost, easy-to-use LPC1300 series is sure to be of significant interest and appeal to the design engineers who rely on Digi-Key to provide them with the latest and most innovative products for their designs."

"With its low cost and low power 16-bit footprint, the LPC1300 offers design engineers a variety of new uses for 32-bit microcontrollers in their applications," said Geoff Lees, vice president and general manager, microcontroller product line, NXP Semiconductors. "The availability of the LPC1300 at Digi-Key provides engineers with easy and immediate access to begin their innovative designs."

About NXP Semiconductors

NXP is a leading semiconductor company founded by Philips more than 50 years ago. Headquartered in Europe, the company has about 28,000 employees working in more than 30 countries and posted sales of USD 5.4 billion (including the Mobile & Personal business) in 2008. NXP creates semiconductors, system solutions and software that deliver better sensory experiences in TVs, set-top boxes, identification applications, mobile phones, cars and a wide range of other electronic devices. News from NXP is located at www.nxp.com.

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.