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Digi-Key Corporation and TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement

(PresseBox) (Thief River Falls, Minnesota and Hillsboro, Oregon, ) Digi-Key Corporation and TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT) announced today that the companies have entered into a global distribution agreement.

TriQuint Semiconductor supplies high-performance modules and components for communications companies worldwide and is a leader in market diversity across wireless handsets, base stations, broadband communications, space, and military products.

Digi-Key Corporation is a broad-line distributor of electronic components and accessories. Digi-Key's focus on product selection along with its commitment to stock all of the products featured in its print catalog facilitate the company to supply customers from all areas of industry and commerce.

TriQuint products stocked by Digi-Key are featured in its print and online catalogs and are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key. The terms of this distribution agreement will enable Dig-Key to fulfill both the engineering and production quantity needs of its very diverse customer base.

"We are delighted to broaden our semiconductor product portfolio by partnering with TriQuint Semiconductor," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. "TriQuint's demonstrated commitment to quality and reliability, plus its wide range of industry-leading RF products, complements Digi-Key's commitment to provide its customers with the best possible service."

"We appreciate bringing Digi-Key's award-winning customer service to our customers," remarked TriQuint Semiconductor's Jim DeBord, director of Global Distribution. "Their web portals give TriQuint customers the opportunity to place and trace orders 24/7. That supports our strategy to provide simpler, faster access to TriQuint's wide range of products."

About TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.

Founded in 1985, we "Connect the Digital World to the Global Network"(TM) by supplying high-performance RF modules, components and foundry services to the world's leading communications companies. Specifically, TriQuint supplies products to four out of the top five cellular handset manufacturers and is a leading gallium arsenide (GaAs) supplier to major defense and space contractors. TriQuint creates standard and custom products using advanced processes that include gallium arsenide, surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technologies to serve diverse markets including wireless handsets, base stations, broadband communications, and military. TriQuint is also lead researcher in a 3-year DARPA program to develop advanced gallium nitride (GaN) amplifiers. TriQuint, as named by Strategy Analytics in August 2007, is the number-three worldwide leader in GaAs devices and the world's largest commercial GaAs foundry. TriQuint has ISO9001 certified manufacturing facilities in Oregon, Texas, and Florida and a production plant in Costa Rica; design centers are located in North America and Germany. For more information, visit TriQuint at

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 kann sieben Tage in der Woche rund um die Uhr auf dieses breite Produktspektrum zugegriffen werden.