Digi-Key Stocks New Bourns SinglFuse™ Line of Thin Film Chip Fuses

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - October 16, 2008

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation announced today that it has expanded its line of products from Bourns, Inc. to include the manufacturer's new line of SinglFuse™ thin film chip fuses.

Bourns' SinglFuse products protect against a wide range of overcurrent events and feature current ratings from as low as 500 m amps up to 7 amps. The thin film design of Bourns' new SinglFuse products ensures high precision for specific fusing characteristics. Single-acting fuses are specifically designed for applications which require one-time acting fuses that allow a physical break in the circuit if a short circuit arises, eliminating the need for a circuit reset. The thin film design allows customers to order customized thin chip fuses to meet their specific product needs. The Bourns SinglFuse line is also RoHS compliant and halogen free. Applications include LCD monitors, digital cameras, cell phones, industrial controllers, and rechargeable battery packs.

"The new SinglFuse line demonstrates Bourns' commitment to exceeding customer expectations and providing the industry's most complete line of circuit protection solutions," said Dick Krass, vice president of distribution sales at Bourns. "With Digi-Key extending its line of Bourns products, customers are assured of sales channel access of this needed new line of high precision thin film fuses for highly reliable overcurrent protection."

The SinglFuse line of thin film chip fuses is featured in Digi-Key's online catalog and will be featured in future print catalogs. These products are available to order directly from Digi-Key in both prototype and production quantities.

"We are very pleased to offer these new products to our customers," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. "This new SinglFuse line will satisfy a growing demand for a broader range of circuit protection solutions that meet standards requirements and solve application challenges."

Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service, which includes product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Using streamlined processes and state-of-the-art technologies, Digi-Key serves a global customer base from its single 600,000 square foot facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.

Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and provider of electronic components, including automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders, and resistive products.

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.