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Digi-Key, Packet Digital Have Distribution Deal

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., and FARGO, N.D. — 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 Packet Digital LLC today announced the two companies have signed an agreement in which Digi-Key will be a global distributor of Packet Digital products.

Packet Digital is an emerging world leader in the design, development, and marketing of advanced power management solutions for portable electronic devices and embedded systems. With its patented On-Demand Power® technology and PowerSage® integrated circuits, Packet Digital extends battery life in portable electronic devices, helping consumer electronics companies and branches of the military develop faster, smarter, smaller products.

“Power management is extremely important when designing and developing portable electronic devices and embedded systems,” said Mark Zack, Digi-Key’s Vice President of Semiconductors. “PowerSage’s scalable, next generation approach to prolonged battery life addresses users’ insatiable appetites for extended usage without recharging.”

“Packet Digital is very excited to partner with industry leader Digi-Key to distribute our PowerSage integrated circuits worldwide,” said Terri Zimmerman, Packet Digital’s COO.

“By taking a real-time systems approach to power management, Packet Digital has developed PowerSage, a family of intelligent integrated circuits that monitor entire systems and distribute power only when needed by using dynamic voltage scaling,” said Dr. Joel Jorgenson, Packet Digital’s CEO. “PowerSage integrated circuits are ideal for notebook computers which require very long battery life and very economical use of power sources. They have also proven great savings in Servers, Portable Media Players, and other mobile devices and computers.”

Packet Digital was recently named the winner of the Electronics and Overall Innovation Challenge during Aviation Week 2012. United States Senator John Hoeven (ND) met with Jorgenson and Zimmerman in the US Capitol March 8 to congratulate the Fargo-based manufacturer for receiving the award.

Packet Digital products are available for purchase now on Digi-Key’s global websites.

As a leading, integrated, Internet-based global distributor of electronic components, information about and inventory of millions of products is accessible to customers around the globe, with all products shipped from Digi-Key’s single, North American location. The company’s integrated business model provides product and support information online to help put engineers and procurement professionals in control as they solve tough product development challenges.

The company’s online offerings and resources include: PTM® product training modules; TechZoneSM technology zones; Digi-Key toolbar; and a Mobile and Social Center.

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