Digi-Key Announces Expansion of Infineon Technologies Product Line

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - May 29, 2007

Electronic component distributor Digi-Key Electronics announced today the broad expansion of its Infineon Technologies product offering to include Infineon’s power semiconductors, discretes, sensors, wireless control products, communication ICs and microcontrollers.

Within the Infineon microcontroller (MCU) family, Digi-Key now offers the XC166 and C166 16-bit, XC800 and C500 8-bit, and TriCore 32-bit families of MCUs. The XC166 family with pipelined 16-bit core architecture, optimized with real-time embedded control peripherals, offers a wide range of performance variations. The new and advanced XC800 family of 8-bit microcontrollers offers a wide selection of products, combining a high performance 8051 core with on-chip flash and ROM memory as well as a powerful mix of peripherals such as an enhanced CAPCOM (CC6), CAN, LIN and 10-bit ADC. The TriCore is the first unified, single-core, 32-bit microcontroller-DSP architecture optimized for real-time embedded systems. The TriCore Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) combines the real-time capability of a microcontroller, the computational power of a DSP and the high performance/price features of a RISC load/store architecture in a compact reprogrammable core. A wide range of products scalable in performance, memory and peripherals will make it easy for design engineers to best fit their application.

A top supplier of power semiconductors, Infineon Technologies also provides Digi-Key with power products ranging from MOSFETs, protected switches to Power ICs and diodes.

Featured in Digi-Key’s print and online catalogs, these and hundreds of other products stocked by Digi-Key are available for immediate shipment and comprise one of the industry’s largest inventories of Infineon products.

Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Infineon Technologies offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society - energy efficiency, connectivity and security. Infineon operates in the US from Milpitas, Calif., in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore and in Japan from Tokyo.

One of the world’s fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key Corporation ships product to more than 140 countries from its single location in Thief River Falls, Minn. Digi-Key’s commitment to product selection, partnered with its unparalleled commitment to stock 100 percent of the products featured in its print catalog, facilitates Digi-Key to supply a broad range of customers from numerous areas of industry and commerce.

“Infineon’s focus on the customer mirrors that of Digi-Key as does its commitment to be the ‘best,’” said Digi-Key President Mark Larson. “It is Infineon’s goal to be ‘best in class’ on quality and time to market. Digi-Key’s goal is to offer its customers off-the-shelf delivery of the broadest selection of products. Infineon’s leading edge product coupled with Digi-Key’s ‘best in class’ service makes for a great match.”

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.