Digi-Key Corporation and Amulet Technologies Ink Agreement for Worldwide Distribution

Digi-Key Corporation and Amulet Technologies Ink Agreement for Worldwide Distribution

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - March 1, 2007

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation and Amulet Technologies announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement covering more than 140 countries.

Amulet Technologies, a fabless semiconductor company, specializes in integrated circuits (ICs) and firmware that drive liquid crystal displays (LCDs). As the inventor of the Graphical Operating System in Silicon™, Amulet has enabled OEMs to cost effectively improve the user experience of their electronic devices with visually appealing, interactive user interfaces that provide 24/7 reliability. The Amulet chip is a combination LCD controller, dedicated microprocessor and graphics library, which offloads the burden of powering the GUI from the host embedded processor. This innovative technology enables developers to use more cost-effective micros in new and existing products. Key vertical markets include white goods, medical devices, industrial controls, industrial and home automation, HVAC, consumer electronics, and test and measurement.

Digi-Key stocks Amulet starter kits, graphics ICs, modules, controller boards, software, and an assortment of accessories. These products are featured in Digi-Key’s print and online catalogs and are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key. Shipping product to more than 140 countries, Digi-Key is one of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world. This new distribution agreement with Amulet will enable Digi-Key to fulfill both the design and production quantity needs of its diverse customer base.

“The addition of Amulet to our line card further demonstrates Digi-Key’s commitment to offer our customers world-class, innovative products,” said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. “We are very pleased to add this supplier partner to our roster and are certain Amulet’s unique products will be of consequential interest and appeal to design engineers around the world.

“The opportunity to partner with such a well-respected international distributor is an exciting development for our company,” stated Ken Klask, Amulet Technologies CEO. “We have been increasingly expanding our focus and operations to include key international markets, and our partnership with Digi-Key provides us with the resources to effectively reach top design engineers and decision makers throughout the world.”

About Amulet

Amulet Technologies (San Jose, California) is a fabless semiconductor company focusing on chips and firmware that drive liquid crystal display (LCD) user interfaces. For nearly a decade, Amulet’s unique Graphic OS in Silicon™ has enabled OEMs to cost effectively improve the user experience of their electronic devices with visually appealing, interactive user interfaces that provide rock solid 24/7 reliability. Amulet’s innovative hardware, software and collaborative design philosophy empower OEMs to provide the best user experience to their customers. For more information, visit www.amulettechnologies.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
Steven G. Tsukichi
publicrelations@digikey.com

Editorial Contact for Amulet Technologies
Jim Todd
cbohac@sagrad.com