Digi-Key Corporation Announces Stock on NXP's LPC1100 ARM® Cortex™-M0 Based Microcontroller Family

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - December 18, 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, today announced it now stocking NXP Semiconductors new LPC1100 family of ARM® Cortex™-M0 based microcontrollers.

Bringing higher value than existing 8/16-bit microcontrollers through unprecedented performance, simplicity, low power, and more importantly, dramatic reductions in code size for all 8/16-bit applications, these new microcontrollers are in stock and available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites. Additionally, these products will be featured in future print and online catalogs.

Dave Doherty, Digi-Key vice president, semiconductor product, said, "We are very pleased to offer this new low-cost, high-value microcontroller solution to the thousands of design engineers who rely on Digi-Key to provide them with the latest and most innovative products for their designs."

"The LPC1100 provides design engineers a tremendously valuable building block for addressing their increasingly complex and cost-sensitive challenges," said Stevan Dobrasevic, international product manager, microcontroller product line, NXP Semiconductors. "With the immediate availability of over 10 members of the LPC1100 family and LPCXpresso, which is NXP's new low-cost development tool, engineers can get everything they need at Digi-Key to begin their LPC1100 developments today."

About NXP Semiconductors

NXP is a leading semiconductor company founded by Philips more than 50 years ago. Headquartered in Europe, the company has about 28,000 employees working in more than 30 countries and posted sales USD 5.4 billion (including Mobile & Personal business) in 2008. NXP creates semiconductors, system solutions and software that deliver better sensory experiences in TVs, set-top boxes, identification applications, mobile phones, cars, and a wide range of other electronic devices. News from NXP is located at www.nxp.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.