THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - February 7, 2006
Digi-Key Corporation announced today that it has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Power Integrations, the leading supplier of high-voltage analog integrated circuits (ICs) used in power conversion. Digi-Key, one of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world, currently ships product to more than 140 countries.
Power Integrations' ICs enable manufacturers to produce small, simple, energy efficient power supplies for a vast array of consumer and industrial electronic products. With governments worldwide taking regulatory and legislative action to promote cost-effective ways to conserve energy, Power Integrations' EcoSmart® technology dramatically reduces the amount of energy wasted by power supplies, allowing manufacturers to meet all current and proposed energy efficiency regulations for electronic products. Since 1998, EcoSmart technology has saved consumers and businesses more than $1.3 billion on their electricity bills.
"With growing customer interest in the cost savings offered by improved energy efficiency and more rigorous and widespread regulations for energy efficiency, we at Digi-Key are excited about offering our customers Power Integrations' EcoSmart solutions," said Mark Larson, president and COO of Digi-Key Corporation. "These innovative products will provide our customers with a cost-effective choice when designing energy-efficient power supplies."
"Digi-Key's expanding worldwide presence and high level of service make them an ideal distribution partner for Power Integrations," said Bruce Renouard, vice president of worldwide sales for Power Integrations. "We look forward to a highly productive partnership serving the global power supply market."
Power Integrations products will be featured in Digi-Key's printed and online catalogs and will be available for purchase directly from Digi-Key. The new franchise agreement with Power Integrations will allow Digi-Key to fulfill the design as well as production needs of its global customer base.
Web link for Power Integrations: www.powerint.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.
Media Contact: Steven G. Tsukichi, VP/Marketing, Digi-Key Corporation