Digi-Key and Macronix Announce Global Distribution Partnership

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - October 17, 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, and the US subsidiary of Macronix International Co., Ltd. have signed a global distribution agreement.

"We are pleased to announce this distribution agreement with Macronix," said Mark Zack, Digi-Key's vice president of semiconductors. "With the company’s strong product offering in NOR Flash Memory devices and their commitment to R&D, customers worldwide will benefit from the wide range of memory densities we are now able to provide."

"As the leading supplier of Serial Flash Memory, Macronix is committed to continuously expand its global presence and service" said Winston Chen, associate vice president of Microelectronics & Memory Solution Group at Macronix. "This distribution agreement with Digi-Key will provide customers and design engineers instant access to Macronix's broad product portfolio. We look forward to serving our diversified global customer base with Digi-Key's online presence and user-friendly order fulfillment. We are very pleased to be Digi-Key's global supplier."

Macronix offers a broad range of NOR Flash memories with parallel and serial interface. As the market leader in Serial Flash, we offer one of the widest NOR Flash product portfolios in the industry. Macronix provides 5 V, 3 V and low voltage products in a variety of package options to meet customer requirements. All products are built at Macronix's in-house fabs and meet the highest quality & reliability standards, including TS-16949 for automotive applications.

Macronix's product portfolio is available for purchase now on Digi-Key's global websites.

About Macronix International Co., Ltd.

Founded in 1989 in the Science Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan, Macronix is a leading integrated device manufacturer in the Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) market and provides a full range of NOR Flash and ROM solutions. With its world-class R&D and manufacturing capability, Macronix continues to deliver high-quality, innovative and performance driven products to its customers in the consumer, communication, computing, automotive, networking and other segments.

For more information, please visit the Macronix website: www.macronix.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 Macronix International Co., Ltd.
Salman Rashid
Sr. Director, Marketing