Digi-Key Corporation Inks Global Distribution Agreement with Holt Integrated Circuits, Inc.

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - February 6, 2013

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the addition of Holt Integrated Circuits, Inc., a leader in data bus communication IC production, focused primarily in the military, aerospace, and industrial markets.

Holt Integrated Circuits is a major supplier of Integrated Circuits for the aerospace industry. For over twenty years, Holt has manufactured data bus and display drivers for both commercial and military users worldwide. From F-16 to A-350, Holt ICs are found at the heart of flight control, navigation, engine management, communications, safety equipment, and in-flight entertainment systems. Over 400 avionics manufacturers rely on Holt's proven track record of customer service, unsurpassed quality and cost-effectiveness, and technical excellence.

"The demand for Mil/Aero products has never been higher, and a prominent supplier such as Holt is ideally placed to serve this growing market," said Mark Zack, Vice President, Global Semiconductor Product at Digi-Key. "Their high-quality product provides unsurpassed value for our customers and we are pleased to add them to our customer offering."

Holt designs and tests all its products in-house, providing innovative, cost effective, mixed signal solutions for microprocessor-based embedded applications. Holt's product lines include MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, Discrete-to-Digital sensing, Controller Area Network (CAN), analog switches and RS-485/422. Holt's range of ICs supporting the ARINC 429 standard is the widest in the industry, ranging from simple line receivers to full protocol solutions with integrated RAM. The latest line of ARINC 429 products are fully functional terminal ICs designed to operate from a single 3.3V supply, resulting in a significant reduction in system complexity and board space.

"Holt is delighted to add Digi-Key to its worldwide sales distribution network," said David Mead, Executive VP and COO at Holt Integrated Circuits. "Digi-Key's well-known brand and respect among the design engineering community will enable us to broaden our customer base and provide a world-class online resource to promote Holt's products".

Holt Integrated Circuits, Inc. full selection of interconnect products are available on Digi-Key's Global Websites.

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 Holt Integrated Circuits

Located in Mission Viejo, CA, Holt Integrated Circuits is a major supplier of ICs for avionics and military data bus and display applications. The company's products are specified by more than 400 manufacturers worldwide and are employed in flight control, navigation, engine management, communications, safety equipment, and in-flight entertainment systems.

Holt's range of ICs supporting the ARINC 429 standard is the widest in the industry and its MIL-STD-1553 transceivers are recognized as the industry's smallest, having the lowest power consumption. In addition, Holt MIL-STD-1553 integrated terminals offer the most compact, cost effective solution available, integrating protocol, transceiver and transformers in a single 15x15mm package. Other data bus products include ARINC 717, CAN, RS-485/422 and analog switches. Select products are available to DSCC SMD specifications. Holt also offers product compliant to the European Union "RoHS Directive 002/95/EC".

Holt Integrated Circuits is ISO 9001:2008 registered and is a STACK certified supplier.