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Digi-Key Corporation and Fujitsu Microelectronics Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement

Pact features 8-bit microcontrollers, new digital touch sensor ICs and covers major product lines, including power management ICs, PLLs, DACs

Fujitsu Semiconductor America Inc.

Thief River Falls, Minn. and Sunnyvale, Calif., July 21, 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, has signed a new agreement with Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) for the worldwide distribution of FMA’s innovative new low-power, low-pin-count, 8-bit microcontrollers and digital touch-screen sensor ICs.

Fujitsu products stocked by Digi-Key are now available for immediate shipment via Digi-Key’s global websites. Products will also be featured in upcoming print and online catalogs.

The new low-pin-count, 8-bit MB95200 series of MCUs is designed for home appliances such as vacuums, ovens and other kitchen appliances; electrical tools; consumer healthcare products; and aftermarket car accessories. These MCUs have low power requirements, high reliability and a broad range of features ideal for cost-efficient applications.

The new FMA1127 is the industry’s first digital touch-screen sensor IC, a low-power, fast-processing, easy-to-implement capacitive touch controller developed for mobile phones, PDAs, remote controllers, multimedia players and other mobile devices. Digi-Key is FMA’s exclusive online distribution partner for its MB95200 low-pin-count MCUs and FMA1127 touch sensor controller.

Additional Fujitsu products covered by the distribution agreement include FMA’s phase-locked loops (PLLs), high-performance digital-to-analog converters (DACs), power management ICs (PMICs), spread spectrum clock generators (SSCGs) and a full range of microcontrollers.

Other products include 16-bit MCUs, which combine various FLASH, ROM, and RAM options with integrated peripherals. The agreement also covers 32-bit MCUs for embedded device control, including general-purpose and application-specific versions that incorporate FLASH, ROM, A/D, D/A, CAN, LIN, USB and LCD controllers. Evaluation kits for all Fujitsu microcontrollers and touch-sensor controllers are also available under the terms of this agreement.

“Fujitsu Microelectronics has a strong record of developing innovative, high-quality and easy-to-use MCUs, wireless ICs, power management devices and other products that we are certain will appeal to our customers,” said Dave Doherty, Digi-Key vice president, semiconductor products. “We look forward to making this new portfolio, which includes the new MB95200 series of low-pin-count MCUs and digital touch-screen controllers, available to designers and developers worldwide.”

“Digi-Key is a global leader in electronic component distribution and now delivers products to more than 140 countries,” said Keith Horn, chief operating officer of Fujitsu Microelectronics America. “Designers and engineers rely on Digi-Key for quality and availability and count on the organization as a reliable source of ICs and development tools. We are pleased to work closely with them to provide many of our newest and most innovative devices to customers around the world.”

About Digi-Key Corporation

One of the world’s fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. As a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, Digi-Key has been ranked #1 for Overall Performance for 17 consecutive years from among the nation’s more than 200 distributors (EE Times Distribution Study/August 2008). Offering more than 1.5 million products from more than 400 quality name-brand manufacturers, Digi-Key’s commitment to inventory is unparalleled. Access to the company’s broad product offering is available 24/7 at Digi-Key’s top-rated website, www.digikey.com.

About Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.

Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) leads the industry in innovation. FMA provides high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and services for the automotive, wireless, industrial, consumer, and other markets throughout North and South America. As a founding member and current board member of the WiMAX Forum™, Fujitsu supports the standards development and compliance programs that are essential to successful Broadband Wireless deployment. Fujitsu provides performance-driven WiMAX solutions by leveraging the company's experience and expertise in the networking and communications markets. Fujitsu offers flexible WiMAX SoC and reference designs for WiMAX-certifiable systems to equipment vendors. For more product information, please visit the company's web site at http://us.fujitsu.com/micro/WiMAX or address e-mail to inquiry.bwa@fma.fujitsu.com.

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Company:Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.


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Date: July 21, 2009
City: Thief River Falls, Minn. and Sunnyvale, Calif.
Company: Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc., Digi-Key Corporation