Digi-Key Corporation and E Ink Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Digi-Key Corporation and E Ink Sign Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - March 12, 2013

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with E Ink. This partnership allows Digi-Key to offer E-Ink's innovative, standard segmented displays to their worldwide customer base.

Unique to the industry, the E Ink's electronic paper displays (EPD) offer ultra-low power performance, a small form factor, and rugged operation. The reflective display technology used in EPDs allows display of an image even with no power connected. This enables engineers and designers to add displays to products where power and space limitations have made it impossible to do so in the past.

"The move towards implementing low-power has become ubiquitous within the electronics industry," said Mark Zack, vice president, Global Semiconductor Product at Digi-Key. "As the only manufacturer of this groundbreaking technology, E Ink's products provide unmatched value for our customers, and we are delighted to add them to our expansive line card."

"E Ink is very fortunate to have a partner like Digi-Key taking the lead in our distribution program for segmented displays," said Rob Williams, Director of North American Sales at E Ink. "The combination of Digi-Key's robust infrastructure and technical resources, along with E Ink's unique bi-stable display technology, will be instrumental as we scale this important part of our business."

E Ink's EPD products are available for immediate shipment by visiting www.digikey.com.

About E Ink

E Ink Corporation is now the world's largest supplier of displays to the eBook industry. Products made with E Ink electronic paper displays possess attributes that enable new advancements in the mobile electronics market, including paper-like high contrast and appearance, ultra-low power consumption, and a thin, feather-light form.

E Ink technology is ideal for many consumer and industrial applications, spanning eBooks, eNewspapers, eTextbooks, watches, smartcards, electronic shelf labels, battery/memory indicators and public information and promotional signs. Our growing customer list includes Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Casio, Citizen, Hanvon, Hitachi, Lexar, Motorola, Plastic Logic, Samsung, Skiff and Sony.

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.