Thursday, May 5, 2011 - THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, and San Diego, California, USA â?" Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industryâ??s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) manufacturer Peregrine Semiconductor today announced the two companies have finalized a global distribution agreement involving Peregrineâ??s UltraCMOS™ RFIC products.

A number of Peregrineâ??s most popular RF ICsâ?"RF swiches, digital step attenuators, PLL frequency synthesizers, mixers and prescalersâ?"are now available for purchase on Digi-Keyâ??s global websites and will be featured in online catalogs.

Peregrine Semiconductor is a fabless supplier of high-performance RFICs which leverage its proprietary UltraCMOS technology, enabling the design, manufacture, and integration of multiple RF, mixed-signal, and digital functions on a single chip. Peregrineâ??s products target a broad range of applications in the aerospace and defense, broadband, industrial, mobile wireless device, test and measurement equipment, and wireless infrastructure markets.

â??We are excited to announce the addition of Peregrineâ??s innovative UltraCMOS silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) RFIC solutions to Digi-Key's vast product listing,â? said Mark Zack, Digi-Key's vice president of semiconductor product. â??Our goal is to provide the best products from antenna in to data out and we believe Peregrineâ??s advanced technology will help us achieve that goal.â?

â??OEM engineering teams designing tomorrowâ??s wireless products are increasingly faced with complex RF integration challenges, and they need simple solutions, fast,â? said Dale Robinette, Peregrineâ??s director of worldwide sales. â??Peregrine continues to drive its growth by accessing new customers in all parts the world; adding Digi-Key to our channel partner strategy broadens our reach to this audience, expands our sales support capability, and ultimately puts our product closer to the customer. We look forward to our combined strength in the marketplace.â?

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.