Digi-Key Corporation and FTDI Announce Global Distribution Agreement

1 Thief River Falls, (PresseBox) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota and Hillsboro, Oregon - June 24th, 2008 - Digi-Key Corporation and Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) announced today that the companies have signed a global distribution agreement.

FTDI's products provide easy interfacing to devices over the Universal Serial Bus (USB). Offering a simple route to USB migration, its products combine easy-to-implement IC devices with proven ready-to-use, royalty-free USB firmware and driver software.

FTDI products stocked by Digi-Key are featured in its print and online catalogs and are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key.

"We are very pleased to add FTDI's respected USB connectivity IC products to our product portfolio," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. "Digi-Key customers will benefit from and are sure to appreciate the reduced development and debug costs and fast time to market associated with these products."

FTDI Sales and Marketing Manager Daniel McCaffrey commented, "Engineers constantly inform us of the importance of getting our products listed in the Digi-Key catalog. Digi-Key is recognized across the industry for it leadership in supply chain and support, and it is that credibility that helps our customers order from Digi-Key with confidence. Our products, with their royalty-free drivers that are supported across all operating systems, complement the service offered by Digi-Key."

About FTDI

Future Technology Devices International (FTDI) specializes in the design and supply of silicon and software solutions for the Universal Serial Bus (USB). FTDI offers a simple route to USB migration by combining easy-to-implement IC devices with proven, ready-to-use, royalty-free USB firmware and driver software. The company's single and multi-channel USB peripheral devices come with an easy-to-use UART or FIFO interface. These popular devices can be used in legacy USB. A wide range of evaluation kits and modules are available to evaluate FTDI's silicon prior to design-in. Vinculum is FTDI's brand name for a range of USB host/slave controller ICs that prove easy implementation to USB host controller functionality within products and utilize FTDI's tried and tested embedded firmware to significantly reduce development costs and time to market. FTDI is a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Glaskow, UK, with regional offices in Oregon, USA and Taipei, Taiwan. More information is available at www.ftdichip.com.

Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key zählt zu den weltweit am schnellsten wachsenden Distributoren für elektronische Bauteile und ist für hervorragenden Service und höchste Leistungsfähigkeit bekannt. Als Full-Service-Anbieter von elektronischen Bauteilen in Muster- und Produktionsstückzahlen erhält Digi-Key seit 16 Jahren ununterbrochen Bestnoten für seine Gesamtleistungsfähigkeit im Vergleich zu mehr als 200 Distributoren in den USA(EE Times Distribution Study/Mai 2007). Digi-Key offeriert mehr als eine Million Produkte von über 350 renommierten Herstellern; Lagerhaltung und Logistik der Firma gelten als vorbildlich. Über die hervorragend bewertete Website www.digikey.com kann sieben Tage in der Woche rund um die Uhr auf dieses breite Produktspektrum zugegriffen werden.

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