Virtual Embedded Designers Forum Provides Online Support for Engineers

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - October 28, 2010

Digi-Key Corporation and Microchip Technology, Inc. are co-sponsoring the Virtual Embedded Designer's Forum (EDF) event Tuesday, November 2 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This free online event will complement Microchip's Embedded Designers Forum, a series of live seminars being held at more than 100 worldwide locations. To support engineers who were unable to attend a local seminar, the virtual forum will feature the same information as well as the ability to interact directly with industry experts.

The virtual event includes 12 presentations, including keynote presentations from Energizer® and Google PowerMeter™, interactive chats, and a virtual exhibit hall where attendees will gain access to a comprehensive collection of educational materials and resources supporting Microchip and the Smart Energy market.

To register for Virtual EDF, visit www.microchip.com/edf.

About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, analog, and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost, and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at www.microchip.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.