Digi-Key Corporation and Touchstone Semiconductor Sign Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - October 18, 2012

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Touchstone Semiconductor, a developer of high-performance, low power analog integrated circuit solutions, today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute all of Touchstone's analog IC products.

"Analog components remain the bedrock of all electronics development," said Mark Zack, Vice President, Global Semiconductor Products, Digi-Key Corporation. "Touchstone is delivering a steady stream of unique low-power, high-performance products that help engineers design products for battery-powered and portable applications. We are pleased to add their capabilities to our online portfolio of products."

Touchstone's product offering available through Digi-Key includes the rapidly growing family of operational amplifiers, comparators, current sense amplifiers, timer ICs, voltage detectors, and voltage references.

"This global partnership will help Touchstone reach design engineers throughout the world who want the ability to buy our products online from anywhere," said John Emme, Vice President, Sales, Touchstone Semiconductor. "We can leverage Digi-Key's superior customer service, global customer base, and online expertise to make our products available to a much broader audience. This is a major milestone in our evolution as a company."

Touchstone's analog IC products are available for purchase now 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 Touchstone Semiconductor

Touchstone Semiconductor, Inc. creates high-performance analog integrated circuit solutions that solve critical problems for electronics companies. Touchstone's second-source products are pin-compatible, specification-identical solutions offering customers a long-awaited alternative source for hard to get sole-sourced products. Touchstone's proprietary products provide unique combinations of features and performance that cannot be found from any other supplier. Founded in 2010, Touchstone is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif. Its investors include Opus Capital and Khosla Ventures. Follow the company at: Twitter:@touchstonesemi, Facebook: Touchstone Semiconductor and YouTube: The Touchstone Semiconductor Channel.

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