Digi-Key Corporation and SANYO Semiconductor Corporation Sign Global Distribution Deal

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - March 26, 2010

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 it has signed an agreement with SANYO Semiconductor Corporation (USA) for global distribution.

Digi-Key stocks products from SANYO including discrete semiconductor products, integrated circuits, sensors and transducers. These products are available for purchase on Digi-Key's global and will be featured in future print and online catalogs.

SANYO specializes in integrating analog and digital systems, and has made valuable contributions to several successful systems by developing original analog technology including analog IP, power-saving technology and other circuit technologies. SANYO offers a variety of products such as amorphous solar cells, resource-saving ultra-miniature transistors, unique hard-wired logic integrated chips and thick film integrated chips. With its proprietary technology, SANYO provides solutions for video, audio and other power applications, and allows their miniaturization and reduced power consumption.

"SANYO understands the importance of this opportunity to work with Digi-Key as they focus on selling to engineers and electronic circuit designers," said President of SANYO Semiconductor Corporation (USA) Kazuto Tanahashi. "With the agreement, we expect to reach a broader customer base, a key to increasing our presence and leadership in the semiconductor marketplace."

"SANYO is a leader in providing environment and energy related products," said Digi-Key Vice President of Semiconductor Product Dave Doherty. "We are confident this global partnership with SANYO will benefit our customers around the globe."

Digi-Key Corporation 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 SANYO Semiconductor Corporation (USA)

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a multi-billion dollar, leading company for energy and environment, providing solutions for environment, energy and lifestyle applications. SANYO Semiconductor (U.S.A.) Corporation, a division of SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO North America is a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.), based in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, is a service and sales division that markets semiconductor goods, including transistors, LSI, IC, and amorphous solar cells, designed with an emphasis on analog/digital technologies found in common consumer electronics. For more information on SANYO, please visit http://sanyo-av.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.

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Erica Hanson
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