Digi-Key Corporation and Vitesse Semiconductor Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - December 16, 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, and Vitesse Semiconductor's today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement.

Vitesse is an industry-leading provider of advanced semiconductor solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks worldwide. Vitesse ICs address high-speed communication needs by providing a broad portfolio of Ethernet transceivers, switches and MACs, transport processing products, as well as signal integrity, physical media devices and physical layer devices. More than 50 Vitesse products are now stocked by Digi-Key and are available for immediate ordering from its global websites. These products will be featured in future Digi-Key print and online catalogs and are designated with a Digi-Key icon on the Vitesse website.

Dave Doherty, Digi-Key vice president, semiconductor product, said, "We are certain Vitesse's next-generation network solutions will be of significant interest and appeal to the design engineers who rely on Digi-Key for the newest and most innovative products. Digi-Key is very pleased to partner with Vitesse Semiconductor and add its products to our portfolio."

"As Vitesse's extensive portfolio of semiconductor solutions continues to grow so does our need for outstanding distribution partners," said Tony Conoscenti, vice president of product marketing for Vitesse. "It is with pleasure that we are joining forces with Digi-Key to offer our solutions to a broader customer base, while making their selection and use easier for design engineers and our customers worldwide."

About Vitesse

Vitesse designs, develops and markets a diverse portfolio of high-performance, cost-competitive semiconductor solutions for Carrier and Enterprise Ethernet networks worldwide. Engineering excellence and dedicated customer service distinguish Vitesse as an industry leader in Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Ethernet-over-SONET, Fibre Channel, Serial Attached SCSI, Optical Transport, and other applications. Additional company and product information is available at www.vitesse.com.

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.