Digi-Key to Host PURE Lighting Technology Symposium at PURE Nightclub Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - April 28, 2010

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation announced today it will host the PURE Lighting Technology Symposium at one of Las Vegas, Nevada's most renowned nightclubs, PURE Nightclub Caesars Palace. The event will take place from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 2010 and features panelists from four of the lighting industry's top suppliers.

During Digi-Key's PURE Lighting Technology Symposium, industry leaders will participate in a panel discussion focusing on lighting lifetimes and reliability. The theme for the panel discussion is "How real is a 50,000-hour lifetime for LEDs?" Panelists will discuss the role of each of the major components in lighting reliability and lifetimes. Panelists include Mark McClear, Cree; Tomi Kuntize, LEDIL; Geoffrey Potter, Texas Instruments; and Dr. Rich Hill, Laird Technologies.

The symposium will feature displays, discussions, and innovations in the lighting industry from some of Digi-Key's authorized lighting suppliers, including Cree, LEDIL, Texas Instruments, Laird Technologies, Lumex and Seoul Semiconductor. Participating suppliers will also conduct product demonstrations during the event. There will be a social hour, a panel discussion, and an audience question-and-answer segment after the panel discussion. A networking reception will take place immediately following the question-and-answer segment.

"This is Digi-Key's first Lighting Technology Symposium, and we believe it will be a valuable resource for lighting engineers and for those interested in the lighting industry," said Dave Doherty, vice president of semiconductor product. "The symposium panelists are respected leaders in the lighting industry. We believe the panel discussion about lighting reliability and life cycles will be a great resource for everyone who attends Digi-Key's PURE Lighting Technology Symposium in May."

For more information about Digi-Key's PURE Lighting Technology Symposium, visit www.digikey.com/symposium.

Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components 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

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.