Digi-Key and LEDIL Announce Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - October 4, 2007

Digi-Key Corporation and LEDIL, a supplier of some of the world’s most versatile and innovative semiconductor optical solutions, announced today the signing of a worldwide distribution agreement.

LEDIL designs and manufactures standard and customer-specific optical elements, opto-electronic modules and complete optical products. LEDIL offers standard plastic lens solutions for most power LEDs, giving a variety of illumination patterns, such as spot, medium, wide, oval or side-emitting types of lenses. Lens size varies from micro lenses being a few millimeters to large collimators.

One of the world’s fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key Corporation ships product to more than 140 countries from its single location in Thief River Falls, Minn. Digi-Key’s commitment to product selection and its unparalleled commitment to stock 100 percent of the hundreds of thousands of products featured in its print catalog enables Digi-Key to supply the broadest range of electronic components to customers from all sectors of the industry.

LEDIL products stocked by Digi-Key are featured in its print and online catalogs and are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key.

“We are very excited about this new partnership with LEDIL,” said Digi-Key President Mark Larson. “LEDIL’s well-engineered semiconductor optical solutions are a great addition to our product offering, and I am certain these products will be of considerable interest to the thousands of design engineers we serve every day.”

“LEDIL feels honored to be part of Digi-Key’s amazing achievements and worldwide recognition as an electronic components distributor, as well as to work together in bringing the most innovative and high quality optic products to everyone,” said LEDIL’s Managing Director Tomi Kuntze.


LEDIL (Salo, Finland) delivers standard, off-the-shelf and customer-specific optical elements, modules and systems. We always try to integrate the optical parts as well as possible to the mechanical construction of the main product. We work in close cooperation with the world’s leading LED manufacturers. At LEDIL, we normally use thermoplastics as the main raw material in our designs. From the beginning, we make our design in cooperation with specialized toolmakers. For more information, visit www.ledil.fi.

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.