Digi-Key Corporation and Exar Corporation Sign Global Distribution Agreement
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, and Fremont, California, USA – Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation , recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components  available for immediate shipment, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Exar Corporation  (NASDAQ: EXAR) to distribute the company’s analog and mixed-signal ICs to Digi-Key customers around the globe.
Exar Corporation  delivers highly differentiated silicon, software and subsystem solutions for industrial, datacom and storage applications. Exar’s product portfolio includes power management and interface components, communications products, storage optimization solutions, network security and applied service processors.
Exar products are now available for purchase on Digi-Key’s global  websites and will be featured in future print and online catalogs.
“We are excited to be partnering with Digi-Key, a clear leader in on-line distribution with unparalleled worldwide market penetration,” said Bentley Long, vice president, Worldwide Sales, Exar Corporation. “Digi-Key’s robust web capabilities, focused on solving an engineer’s design challenges, include localized websites, technology zones, and dynamic product training modules will accelerate the evaluation and adoption of Exar's products. We look forward to working with Digi-Key to establish and support new customers and markets.”
“We are very pleased to announce this distribution agreement with Exar Corporation with its strong product offerings in power, communication and interface devices,” said Dave Doherty, Digi-Key’s vice president of semiconductor product. “Digi-Key’s customers worldwide will benefit from their commitment to silicon, software and subsystem solutions.”
Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service, which includes product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Using leading-edge processes and state-of-the-art technologies, Digi-Key serves a global customer base from its 600,000 square foot facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.