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Digi-Key Corporation and Fremont Micro Devices USA, Inc. Sign Global Distribution Agreement
[November 08, 2012]

Digi-Key Corporation and Fremont Micro Devices USA, Inc. Sign Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. --(Business Wire)--

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Fremont Micro Devices USA, Inc., a global leader and supplier of Serial EEPROM and energy efficient power management integrated circuit products, have signed a global distribution agreement.

"The Fremont Micro Devices EEPROMs hit a sweet spot of the embedded memory space," said Mark Zack, Digi-Key's vice president of global semiconductor product. "This product is a great addition to our expansive offering of electronic components."

FMD is engaged in three areas of non-volatile memory development that support the low density and embedded memory market. FMD's patented UltraEE™ EEPROM technology delivers the best price performance low density memory in the industry. In the past eight years, FMD has captured a substantial share of the EEPROM market and growth is expected to exceed 40% per year for the next three years. FMD offers standard memory products from 2k to 1024k bit densities and customer specific memory products.

"We are pleased to add Digi-Key as our worldwide distributor of electronic components. They are one of the largest distributors, shipping over 3.4 million orders a year, have a broad product portfolio, and have 40 years of experience serving customer need," said Alex Woo, president of Fremont Micro Devices USA. "Digi-Key has quickly expanded across the globe and can support our customers' design and production requirements in North America, Europe and Asia. This capability plus the goal of immediate shipment of customer requests for products provides outstanding support."

Fremont Micro Devices EEPROM and Power Management devices are available for purchase now on Digi-Key's global websites.

About Digi-Key Corporation


As one of the world's leading, totally integrated, Internet-based distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key Corporation has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. Digi-Key is a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than two million products from over 600 quality name-brand manufacturers at www.digikey.com. A testament to Digi-Key's unparalleled commitment to service, North American design engineers have ranked Digi-Key as the #1 Most Preferred Distributor (UBM/EE|Times Distributor Customer Preference Study/June 2011). With global sales for 2011 surpassing $1.5 billion, Digi-Key's single location in North America is one of its greatest assets. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.

About Fremont Micro Devices USA, Inc.

Fremont Micro Devices USA, Inc. is a leader in non-volatile memory products and high efficiency power management solutions. It was founded in Fremont, California in 2003. The management team has product development, design and sales experience with leading Silicon Valley semiconductor companies. FMD has a world class design and technology team and maintains a close working relationship with its suppliers and customers. It developed the technologies used in its products and has extensive patent coverage. Intimate knowledge of process technology enables quick time to market, high reliability and low cost integrated circuits. In addition to Serial EEPROM's, FMD has a portfolio of power management devices including LED driver solutions, low drop regulators (LDO) plus boost and buck converters. Quality, reliability and service are the highest priorities at FMD. This philosophy is incorporated in our culture from technology development to post sales customer support.

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