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[March 26, 2014]

Active-Semi® and Digi-Key Corporation Announce Global Distribution Agreement

DALLAS --(Business Wire)--

Active-Semi International, Inc. (www.active-semi.com) and Digi-Key Corporation, a leading global electronic components distributor, today announced a global distribution agreement. Active-Semi provides a breadth of purpose-built analog and mixed signal power ICs that enable a variety of broad and emerging applications, such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, automation and embedded motor control in consumer electronics, commercial and industrial markets.

"We are excited to add Active-Semi to our portfolio," said Mark Zack, Vice President, Global Semiconductor Product at Digi-Key. "Their keen focus on offering turnkey solutions with analog power and power application microcontrollers will provide an excellent opportunity for our customers to streamline their development cycles."

Active-Semi's portfolio of analog and mixed signal SoCs (systems-on-chips) are scalable core platforms used in numerous applications within the embedded digital control systems space. The company offers Power Application Controllers™, PMU, DC/DC, AC/DC, and LED drivers that significantly reduce solution size and cost while improving system-level reliability. Active-Semi's turnkey solutions deliver energy-saving power conversion architectures that minimize energy usage and compress system development cycle-time by greater than 50 percent.


"We anticipate accelerating our global growth with Digi-Key," said Mark Cieri, Active-Semi's Vice President of Sales and Corporate Marketing. "Digi-Key's dynamic, internet-based business model and recognized customer service will make our products more readily available to the global design community that is increasingly looking for easy-to-access platform solutions."

For more information visit: http://www.active-semi.com/media/press or http://www.digikey.com/Suppliers/us/active-semi.page?lang=en

ACTIVE-SEMI Inc.:

Founded in 2004 in Silicon Valley and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Active-Semi is a rapidly emerging leader in the multi-billion dollar power management IC and intelligent digital motor drive IC markets. The company's portfolio of analog and mixed signal SoCs (systems-on-chips) are scalable core platforms used in charging, powering and embedded digital control systems for end applications such as industrial, commercial and consumer equipment. The company offers power application microcontrollers, DC/DC, AC/DC, PMU and LED drivers that significantly reduce solution size and cost while improving system-level reliability. Active-Semi's turnkey solutions deliver energy-saving power conversion architectures that minimize energy usage and compress system development cycle-time by greater than 50 percent.

Active-Semi ships about 50 million power ICs per quarter and reached the "one billion units shipped" milestone in May 2012. The multi-national company focuses on commercializing industry leading power management IC solution platforms and has developed broad intellectual property with over 150 patents granted and pending.

For more information visit: http://active-semi.com

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.com.


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