Digi-Key Corporation Announces New Stock from Cree

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - January 25, 2011

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 stock on Cree's CMF20120D Silicon Carbide Power MOSFET.

This new product is now available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites and will be featured in future print and online catalogs.

The CMF20120D has increased the upper voltage limit of silicon MOSFETs (metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors--a device used for amplifying or switching electronic signals). The product features high-speed switching, low capacitances, and fast body diode, while being easy to parallel and simple to drive. This particular MOSFET allows for higher system efficiency, reduced cooling requirements, avalanche ruggedness, while it increase system switching frequency.

Applications for the CMF20120D include solar inverters, down-hole drilling equipment, and motor drives.

"As interest for Silicon Carbide devices continue to grow due to its inherent efficiencies, Digi-Key is excited to offer this expanded offering from Cree, a recognized leader in this technology," said Dave Doherty, Digi-Key's vice president of semiconductor product.

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 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.

About Cree

Cree is one of the leaders in the LED lighting revolution. The company makes energy-wasting traditional lighting technologies obsolete through the use of energy-efficient, environmentally friendly LED lighting. Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting, and semiconductor solutions for wireless and power applications. Cree's product families include LED fixtures and bulbs, blue and green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs, power-switching devices and radio-frequency/wireless devices.