Digi-Key Corporation and F-RAM Pioneer Ramtron International Corporation Sign Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - February 16, 2012

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has signed a global distribution agreement with Ramtron International Corporation (Nasdaq: RMTR).

Ramtron is a leading developer and supplier of nonvolatile ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) and integrated semiconductor solutions. The distribution agreement will make Ramtron's entire line of F-RAM-enabled semiconductors available for purchase from the Digi-Key website and Digi-Key's global websites.

"The adoption of F-RAM technology and products is growing quickly and Ramtron is a leading supplier in this product category," said Mark Zack, Digi-Key's vice president of semiconductors. "We look forward to working with Ramtron as a pioneer in the research and development of ferroelectric materials and their integration into a variety of semiconductor products."

"The adoption of F-RAM technology and products is growing quickly and Ramtron is a leading supplier in this product category," said Mark Zack, Digi-Key's vice president of semiconductors. "We look forward to working with Ramtron as a pioneer in the research and development of ferroelectric materials and their integration into a variety of semiconductor products."

"Over the past several years, Digi-Key has embraced the online revolution – evolving to serve not only customers' evaluation and prototype component orders, but to serve worldwide customers' needs over the entire production life cycle," said Scott Emley, Ramtron's vice president of worldwide marketing. "By taking advantage of Digi-Key's comprehensive product launch, technical training, and online support infrastructure, Ramtron instantly extends its worldwide reach with its F-RAM-based semiconductor solutions."

About Ramtron and F-RAM Technology

Ramtron International Corporation, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets specialized semiconductor memory and integrated semiconductor solutions used in a wide range of product applications and markets.

Ramtron pioneered the integration of ferroelectric materials into semiconductor products that enabled a class of low energy nonvolatile memory, called ferroelectric random access memory, or F-RAM. Ramtron F-RAM products combine the high-speed performance of Random Access Memory (RAM) with high-integrity nonvolatile data storage, or the ability to save information without power. Since commercializing the technology, Ramtron has sold hundreds of millions of F-RAM devices into demanding applications such as automotive safety and entertainment systems, portable medical devices, industrial process control systems, smart electricity meters, and consumer printer cartridges. As the most energy-efficient of any nonvolatile memory technology on the market, F-RAM products promise to pave the way for the development of ultra-efficient battery powered products and energy harvesting applications. For more information, visit www.ramtron.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
Digi-Key Public Relations
1-800-344-4539
publicrelations@digikey.com

Media Relations Contact for Ramtron International Corporation
Christopher Wray
719-481-7182
chris.wray@ramtron.com