Digi-Key Corporation Announces Global Distribution Agreement with XMOS

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - September 16, 2009

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has signed a global distribution agreement with XMOS™, a leader in event-driven processors™.

XMOS' complete range of event-driven processors and development boards are in stock and available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites. This includes XMOS' new XS1-L1 chip targeted at the mass electronics market with a sub $5 price point. The XS1-L family provides embedded software developers with an energy-efficient, scalable, multi-core solution, which enables them to build complete systems combining interface, DSP and control functions entirely in software.

"We are very pleased to announce this new partnership with XMOS," said Dave Doherty, vice president of semiconductor products at Digi-Key. "We always have opportunities on our line card for unique and innovative products that are a good match for Digi-Key's global customer base. We are certain our customers will appreciate having access to XMOS' event-driven processors through Digi-Key."

James Foster, CEO at XMOS, said, "Digi-Key plays a dominant role in serving design engineers and the prototyping market, as well as a rapidly expanding role in supplying production quantities for OEMs and contract manufacturers in the mass market. This fits XMOS' customer profile extremely well. Digi-Key will provide XMOS with greater product exposure and access to an even larger customer base. We are now able to better address the vast pool of engineers across a broad range of markets that turn to Digi-Key for immediate shipment and superb quality of service. We are very pleased to be part of Digi-Key's product line."

About XMOS

XMOS is the leader in event-driven processors™ for digital electronics. MXOS event-driven processors are high-performance, predicable processors. They allow complete systems to be implemented in software using interface, DSP and control code. XMOS is an enabling technology for the open source hardware community. Designs, including USB, Ethernet, and SD-RAM controllers are available in an ever-expanding community of digital designers and software engineers. XMOS is based in Bristol, UK, Sunnyvale, CA, and Chennai, India with sales offices and representatives across the world. See www.xmos.com for more information.

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.