AKM Semiconductor Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Digi-Key

Thief River Falls, Minnesota USA and San Jose, California, USA - March 18, 2015

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, has partnered with AKM Semiconductor Inc., to facilitate the global distribution of AKM's products.

"Digi-Key is a global leading company with the broadest selection of electronic components that are available for quick delivery to more than 170 countries," said Haruyuki Kurosawa, Sales Vice President of Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation. "Having this extensive partnership with Digi-Key greatly enhances accessibility to our products and allows AKM to support our customers more effectively. We are pleased to work closely with the Digi-Key team to provide our innovative products to new and existing customers around the world."

In accordance with this renewed agreement, Digi-Key has added a number of AKM's most reputable products to its selection, which include recently released Premium Audio Products, high bandwidth current sensors and industry's lowest power PMICs tailored for the wearable market.

"We are pleased to announce our agreement with AKM Semiconductor to expand with a global distribution agreement," said David Stein, Digi-Key's Vice President of Semiconductor. "In addition to already popular electronic compass, we are excited to offer AKM's high performance data converters, a variety of unique magnetic sensors and more new products to our customers worldwide."

For more information, visit the AKM Semiconductor Marketing Center on the Digi-Key website.

About AKM

Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation (AKM) is a Japan-based company designs and manufactures CMOS mixed signal integrated circuits and magnetic sensors for applications including audio, multimedia, consumer electronics, industrial infrastructure, and telecommunications. AKM has continued to provide customers with optimum solutions all over the world for over 30 years. AKM Semiconductor, Inc., located in San Jose, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of AKM, and offers sales, marketing, and design support for North American customers. Additional information is available at www.akm.com.

AKM is a trademark of Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corp. All products, brand, and other unique names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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 at www.digikey.ee.
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