Digi-Key Corporation and Clare Expand Distribution Agreement Globally

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - November 9, 2011

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 that Clare semiconductor products will be available to Digi-Key customers worldwide.

Clare, an IXYS Company, designs, manufactures, and markets high-voltage integrated circuits (ICs) and optically isolated Solid State Relays (OptoMOS®) for the communication, industrial, power, and consumer markets.

"We are excited to announce the expansion of our distribution agreement with Clare," said Mark Zack, Digi-Key's vice president of semiconductors. "With its strong product offerings in high voltage, analog, and mixed signal IC's, customers worldwide will be able to source their engineering, and production needs from Digi-Key."

Mark Heisig, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Clare said, "The extension of our supplier agreement with Digi-Key to a worldwide level will be greatly beneficial to our customers and is a natural extension of our business. We look forward to expanding our engagement with Digi-Key to win and support many new competitive opportunities."

Clare's product lines are available for purchase now on Digi-Key's global websites.

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.

About Clare

Clare, Inc., a leader in the design and manufacture of solid-state relays, optically isolated, high voltage, and communications integrated circuits, is a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation. Clare offers the industry's broadest lines of Solid State Relays (SSRs), featuring galvanic input-to-output electrical isolation from 1500 Vrms up to 5000 Vrms; Power SSRs; a wide selection of optocouplers and linear optocouplers; optically isolated AC Power Switches and Depletion Mode MOSFETs. As a leading supplier to the Telecommunications, Medical, Security, Utility Metering, Power and Industrial Control industries, Clare's expertise in high-voltage and power devices also supports a growing line of integrated circuits such as IGBT and MOSFET gate drivers, both optically isolated and standard, LED display drivers, phone line interface and monitoring devices, high voltage switching devices and optically isolated communications ICs.