Digi-Key Corporation and Vicor Corporation Announce Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - January 17, 2012

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Vicor Corporation today announced the two companies have signed a global distribution agreement.

Vicor Corporation offers a comprehensive portfolio of high efficiency, high density power distribution architectures that enable customers to efficiently convert and manage power from the wall plug to point-of-load and address a broad range of power system requirements including performance-critical applications.

"Vicor is well known for its innovative, high performance modular, plug-and-play components ranging from bricks to semiconductor-centric power solutions, and its world-class manufacturing and applications development," said Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key's vice president of global interconnect, passive, and electromechanical products. "Adding these products to our premier power offering is a natural and beneficial decision for Digi-Key and our customers. We look forward to a successful partnership with Vicor."

For more than thirty years, engineers have relied on the density, efficiency and flexibility advantages of Vicor components. Vicor offers tens of thousands of standard and customized high performance power conversion and management products designed to enable customers to achieve faster time to market, greater functionality and a competitive advantage.

"Vicor's new relationship with Digi-Key represents an important element of our global growth strategy," said Richard Begen, Vicor's vice president of global distribution. "We expect that Digi-Key's expansive market reach will enable Vicor to expand our global footprint, while increasing our presence and revenue in critical growth markets worldwide."

Vicor Corporation are available for purchase now on Digi-Key's global websites.

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.

About Vicor Corporation

Vicor Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets modular power components, power management and complete power systems based upon a portfolio of patented technologies. Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, Vicor sells its products primarily to customers in the higher performance, higher power segments of the power systems market, including aerospace and defense electronics, enterprise and high performance computing, industrial equipment and automation, telecommunications and network infrastructure, and vehicles and transportation markets.

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Digi-Key Public Relations
1-800-344-4539
publicrelations@digikey.com

Editorial Contact for Vicor Corporation
Iris Kimber
978-749-3396
ikimber@vicorpower.com