THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 3, 2008
Digi-Key Corporation and TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT) announced today that the companies have entered into a global distribution agreement.
TriQuint Semiconductor supplies high-performance modules and components for communications companies worldwide and is a leader in market diversity across wireless handsets, base stations, broadband communications, space, and military products.
Digi-Key Corporation is a broad-line distributor of electronic components and accessories. Digi-Key's focus on product selection along with its commitment to stock all of the products featured in its print catalog facilitate the company to supply customers from all areas of industry and commerce.
TriQuint products stocked by Digi-Key are featured in its print and online catalogs and are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key. The terms of this distribution agreement will enable Dig-Key to fulfill both the engineering and production quantity needs of its very diverse customer base.
"We are delighted to broaden our semiconductor product portfolio by partnering with TriQuint Semiconductor," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. "TriQuint's demonstrated commitment to quality and reliability, plus its wide range of industry-leading RF products, complements Digi-Key's commitment to provide its customers with the best possible service."
"We appreciate bringing Digi-Key's award-winning customer service to our customers," remarked TriQuint Semiconductor's Jim DeBord, director of Global Distribution. "Their web portals give TriQuint customers the opportunity to place and trace orders 24/7. That supports our strategy to provide simpler, faster access to TriQuint's wide range of products."
About TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
Founded in 1985, we "Connect the Digital World to the Global Network"™ by supplying high-performance RF modules, components and foundry services to the world's leading communications companies. Specifically, TriQuint supplies products to four out of the top five cellular handset manufacturers and is a leading gallium arsenide (GaAs) supplier to major defense and space contractors. TriQuint creates standard and custom products using advanced processes that include gallium arsenide, surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technologies to serve diverse markets including wireless handsets, base stations, broadband communications and military. TriQuint is also lead researcher in a 3-year DARPA program to develop advanced gallium nitride (GaN) amplifiers. TriQuint, as named by Strategy Analytics in August 2007, is the number-three worldwide leader in GaAs devices and the world's largest commercial GaAs foundry. TriQuint has ISO9001 certified manufacturing facilities in Oregon, Texas, and Florida and a production plant in Costa Rica; design centers are located in North America and Germany.
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.