Digi-Key Offers Cirrus Logic’s New Single-Stage LED Drivers

  Digi-Key Offers Cirrus Logic’s New Single-Stage LED Drivers

Business Wire

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- May 2, 2013

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry
leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today
announced the addition of single stage LED drivers from Cirrus Logic, Inc.
(Nasdaq: CRUS). The innovative CS615/16 product line recreates the dimming
performance consumers expect from incandescent light bulbs.

“We’re seeing significant growth opportunities in the lighting market,” said
Mark Zack, Vice President, Global Semiconductor Product at Digi-Key. “Cirrus
Logic’s new single-stage LED drivers are a great addition to our product line
as we continue to seek out the newest innovations in lighting technology.”

Through patented digital algorithms, the CS1615/16 consistently outperforms
competing single-stage LED drivers in dimmer compatibility, while offering a
total bill-of-material cost equal to competing solutions. Across a broad range
of dimmers, the CS1615/16 consistently dims to nearly zero light output, which
closely matches the dimming performance of incandescent light bulbs.

“The CS1615/16 family continues our strategy of offering best-in-class dimmer
compatibility while driving down system costs,” said Tom Stein, Vice President
and General Manager of the Cirrus Logic’s Energy Division. “This focus on
performance and user experience will be a key driver to broad consumer
adoption of LED lighting.”

Market research firm Datapoint Research estimates that the LED retrofit market
is expected to grow from 230 million units in 2012 to more than one billion by

The CS1615/16 is available today at www.digikey.com in limited quantities. The
product will be in volume production in early summer of 2013. It is available
in 16-pin SOIC and 16-pin TSSOP packages.

Cirrus Logic, Inc.

Cirrus Logic develops high-precision, analog and mixed-signal integrated
circuits for a broad range of innovative customers. Building on its diverse
analog and signal-processing patent portfolio, Cirrus Logic delivers highly
optimized products for a variety of audio and energy-related applications. The
company operates from headquarters in Austin, Texas, with offices in Europe,
Japan and Asia. More information about Cirrus Logic is available at

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 at www.digikey.com.

With over 800,000 products in stock, an impressive selection of online
resources, and the logistical advantage of more than 800,000 square feet of
expandable distribution space, Digi-Key continues to move forward, affirming
its commitment to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the
industry and providing the best service possible to its customers.

Digi-Key’s totally integrated, Internet-engaged business model, coupled with
its industry-leading breadth of components available for immediate shipment
anywhere in the world from a single location, clearly differentiates Digi-Key
from all other distributors. Digi-Key offers customers a unique approach to a
high-mix, low volume production business strategy by transferring much
inventory risk and carrying costs from the customer to Digi-Key. From
Prototype to Production^®, Digi-Key has the components and resources necessary
to grow your business to the next level.

Digi-Key’s online offerings and resources include: PTM^® product training
modules; TechZone^SM technology zones; Another Geek Moment videos; Digi-Key
toolbar; SupplyChainHQ^SM for electronics buyers; TechXchange^SM; a Mobile and
Social Center; the Scheme-it^® online schematic design tool; a Reference
Design Library; and the Dynamic Catalog^®.

Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is
available at www.digikey.com.

Cirrus Logic and Cirrus are trademarks of Cirrus Logic, Inc. All other product
names noted herein may be trademarks of their respective holders.


Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Josh Olson, 1-800-344-4539 x2989
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