Digi-Key Corporation and Sanken Electric Co. Announce Global Distribution Agreement

  Digi-Key Corporation and Sanken Electric Co. Announce Global Distribution
  Agreement

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THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- August 22, 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 Sanken Electric Co., a leading
global supplier of analog power semiconductor products.

Sanken’s long history began in 1937, when the Toho Industrial Research
Laboratory was established and commenced research and trial manufacture of
selenium rectifiers. Today, Sanken’s semiconductor products are widely used in
automotive electronic systems, home appliances, industrial control systems,
consumer electronic products, and many other applications, where high
reliability is demanded.

“Digi-Key’s global presence and extensive product offering will enhance
Sanken’s core power IC business," said Fumio Taku, Director, North American
Sales at Sanken. “This expanded relationship will allow us to further satisfy
the diverse needs of our customer base through a more focused and targeted
approach.”

Boasting one of the widest ranges of electronic components in the industry,
Sanken manufactures products including ICs, transistors, thyristors, diodes,
LEDs and CCFLs, as well as A/C adapters and power supplies, among others.

“We are excited to add Sanken to our expansive line card and to expand our
relationship with the Sanken Electric Co. family of companies,” said Mark
Zack, Vice President, Global Semiconductor Product at Digi-Key. “Their
incredibly broad product selection, coupled with their stellar reputation
within the industry, makes them a perfect fit for our global expansion
efforts.”

To learn more about the Sanken products available at Digi-Key, check out the
Sanken Supplier Marketing Center on the Digi-Key website.

About Sanken Electric Co.

Sanken Electric Co., Ltd., a leading global supplier of analog power
semiconductor products, designs and manufactures a wide range of power
management ICs, motor control ICs, LED lighting ICs as well as high quality
automotive semiconductor devices and discrete components. Applications for
Sanken products include HVAC and home appliance motor controllers, automotive
engine and ancillary system controllers, TV, audio, Set Top Box and other AV
equipment, LED lighting fixtures, consumer and telecommunication power
supplies, and medical and military equipment power management. Sanken products
are particularly suited for high-efficiency products under green energy
initiatives, such as variable-speed motors, solar panels, hybrid car engines,
and ENERGY STAR home appliances. Sanken is headquartered in Saitama, Japan
with design, applications, and sales support centers located worldwide.

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 860,000 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.

The company’s online offerings and resources include PTM^® product training
modules; TechZone^SM technology zones; Digi-Key toolbar; and a Mobile and
Social Center.

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

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Contact:

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Josh Olson, 1-800-344-4539 x2989
josh.olson@digikey.com
publicrelations@digikey.com
 
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