Digi-Key and Bridgelux Sign Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - July 1, 2010

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 Bridgelux, a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, today announced the two companies have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute Bridgelux products to customers worldwide.

The agreement gives Digi-Key's customers ready access to Bridgelux's entire portfolio of LED array products, including the recently introduced neutral white color temperature (4100K) LED arrays.

Bridgelux offers one of the industry's widest ranges of solid-state light sources, delivering 240 to 4500 "hot" lumens across a broad range of color temperatures. This expansive portfolio of UL-recognized arrays provides designers with wide-ranging options as they develop high quality replacement lamps and luminaires for a market rapidly transitioning to energy efficient lighting.

Bridgelux products are now available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites and will be featured in future print and online catalogs.

"We are very pleased to announce this distribution agreement with Bridgelux," said Dave Doherty, Digi-Key's vice president of semiconductor product. "The demands of an emerging customer base vary greatly between discrete HBLEDs, arrays to fully turn-key solutions. The Bridgelux relationship is keeping with Digi-Key's commitment to provide its customers with the latest and most innovative range of products."

"Digi-Key's exceptionally broad range of products and its world-class customer service have made it an industry leader. We are proud to partner with Digi-Key and look forward to working with them to serve our customers," said Dave Barnby, Bridgelux vice president of worldwide sales. "We are impressed with Digi-Key's Lighting Solutions Technology Zone approach, consolidating solid-state lighting products on their website, simplifying component selection for lamp and luminaire design engineers."

Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service, which includes product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Using leading-edge processes and state-of-the-art technologies, Digi-Key serves a global customer base from its 600,000 square foot facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.

About Bridgelux

Bridgelux is a leading developer and manufacturer of technologies and solutions transforming the $40 billion global lighting industry into a $100 billion market opportunity. Based in Livermore, California, Bridgelux is a pioneer in solid-state lighting (SSL), expanding the market for light-emitting diode (LED) technologies by driving down the cost of LED lighting systems. Bridgelux's patented light source technology replaces traditional technologies (such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, and high intensity discharge lighting) with integrated, solid-state solutions that enable lamp and luminaire manufacturers to provide high performance and energy-efficient white light for the rapidly growing interior and exterior lighting markets, including street lights, commercial lighting, and consumer applications. With more than 275 patents applications filed or granted worldwide, Bridgelux is the only vertically integrated LED manufacturer and developer of solid-state light sources that designs its solutions specifically for the lighting industry. For more information about the company, please visit www.bridgelux.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
Erica Hanson
publicrelations@digikey.com

Editorial Contact for Bridgelux
Brian T. Fisher
Director, Corporate Marketing
925-583-8563
brianfisher@Bridgelux.com