Digi-Key Corporation Announces Global Distribution Agreement with Luminus Devices

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - August 1, 2012

Global 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 the signing of a global distribution agreement with LED manufacturer Luminus Devices, a leader in the field of solid-state lighting technology.

Luminus' revolutionary Big Chip LED technology offers unrivaled brightness with world-class efficiency. The world's most recognized brands have adopted Luminus' LEDs to enable new markets for solid-state lighting. "Demand for Luminus Big Chip LEDs is accelerating rapidly," stated Keith T.S. Ward, President and CEO of Luminus. "We are excited to be joining forces with Digi-Key, whose outstanding global reach and reputation in distribution of electronic components will help us better serve our customers by driving our technology into the marketplace."

"Solid-state lighting is one of the fastest-growing segments in today's fast-paced market," said Mark Zack, vice president, global semiconductor product, Digi-Key Corporation. "Luminus' products, with their value-added and module-like offerings, support our full solution approach. High-efficiency, reliable LED lighting products have seen exponential expansion in recent years and Luminus Devices is among the leading suppliers of these innovative technologies. We are excited to add the Big Chip line to our expansive product offering."

"Luminus enables engineers and designers to think differently about lighting through its Big Chip LED architecture. High flux-density LEDs allow solid state devices to replace traditional lighting technologies in applications previously not thought possible," said David Rubin, Director of Sales for North America from Luminus Devices. "Digi-Key has created an infrastructure that enables the lighting community to find the products that meet their needs in developing exciting new lighting solutions, and then deliver those products to the market immediately."

These quality products from Luminus Devices are currently available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites.

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 Luminus Devices

Luminus Devices is a leading developer and manufacturer of LED technologies and solutions for the multi-billion dollar global illumination market. Luminus' high efficacy and high brightness LEDs are used by many of the world's biggest companies for general lighting, projection display, entertainment, ultraviolet curing, medical, portable, transportation and digital signage lighting applications. Luminus has more than 144 patents/patents pending worldwide, and its revolutionary Big Chip LED™ technology enables new markets for solid-state lighting. Headquarters and wafer fab manufacturing facilities are located near Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. For more information, visit www.luminus.com.