Thursday, January 5, 2012 - THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. USA – Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industrys broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, has expanded its distribution relationship with Microsemi Corporation to include programmable logic solutions including the companys SmartFusion® customizable system-on-chip (cSoC) products, low-power field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and related evaluation boards.

"Digi-Key is pleased to offer Microsemis comprehensive portfolio of cSoCs and FPGA solutions to our global customer base," said Mark Zack, vice president of semiconductors, Digi-Key Corporation. "Microsemi has a legacy of innovation and leading edge programmable logic solutions. Were delighted to provide our customers top-of-line innovations essential to aerospace, defense and security, enterprise and communications, and industrial and alternative energy markets. SmartFusion and IGLOO are just a few of the products that Digi-Key will be stocking to support these markets."

"Digi-Keys Internet-based distribution model provides engineers worldwide with quick access to our SoC solutions and online support information," said Michael G. Sivetts III, senior vice president of Distribution Sales for Microsemi. "This is extremely important when designing new products in applications where time-to-market is a gating success factor. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Digi-Key and enhancing the availability of our solutions to procurement professionals and engineers globally."

Microsemi's products include individual components, integrated circuit solutions as well as low power FPGAs and mixed signal FPGAs that enhance customer designs by improving performance and reliability, battery optimization, reducing size or protecting circuits. The principal markets the company serves include implanted medical, defense/aerospace and satellite, notebook computers, monitors and LCD TVs, automotive and mobile connectivity applications.

Microsemi SoCs product lines are available for purchase now on Digi-Keys Programmable Logic page and on Digi-Keys global websites.

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