Digi-Key Corporation Announces Global Distribution Agreement with Advanced Linear Devices, Inc.

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - February 7, 2011

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 Advanced Linear Devices, Inc. (ALD), a globally recognized company which develops, manufactures and markets precision CMOS linear integrated circuits, announced today the two companies have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute ALD products to customers worldwide.

Products from Advanced Linear Devices, Inc. are now in stock and available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites. Products will also be featured in future print and online catalogs.

"We are very pleased to announce this global distribution agreement with Advanced Linear Devices, Inc. with its strong product offerings in CMOS linear integrated circuits and Energy Harvesting modules," said Dave Doherty, Digi-Key's vice president of semiconductor product. "ALD's linear products and EH Modules provide Digi-Key customers solutions for designing increased energy efficiency, management, and retention into applications."

"We are delighted to be included in the Digi-Key product lineup. The wealth of proven linear technologies that has been developed by ALD over the past two decades provides the market with precision specialty analog products deployed in millions of circuits across the global industry. Digi-Key will provide a platform from which ALD will further enhance its domestic and international reach," said Robert Chao, president and CEO of ALD.

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

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.

About Advanced Linear Devices

Founded in 1985, ALD continues to be a leading supplier of precision analog semiconductors to many OEM manufacturers of industrial controls, scientific instrumentation, computers, medical devices, automotive, and telecommunications products. Based in Sunnyvale, California, the ALD staff includes a team of veteran scientists and engineers – many with extensive semiconductor design, technology and manufacturing backgrounds. The company prides itself with introducing many industry "design-firsts" including, rail-to-rail CMOS operational amplifiers, EPAD® Energy Harvesting Modules and Zero Threshold MOSFET'S designed for precision circuit and high reliability applications.