Digi-Key Corporation Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Hittite Microwave

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - August 21, 2012

Global 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 the signing of a global distribution agreement with Hittite Microwave Corporation, a world-class supplier of complete MMIC-based solutions for communication and military markets.

Founded in 1985, Hittite Microwave designs and develops high performance integrated circuits, modules, subsystems, and instrumentation for technically demanding digital, RF, microwave and millimeterwave applications covering DC to 110 GHz.

"Microwave and RF technology are widespread in numerous industries today," said Mark Zack, vice president, global semiconductor product at Digi-Key. "The broad selection of high-performance product offered by Hittite will add a unique dimension to our line card, and we are pleased to enter into this partnership."

Hittite's Digital Integrated Circuit (IC), Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC) and Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) products are developed using state-of-the-art Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) and Silicon based semiconductor processes. These state-of-the-art GaAs, GaN, InGaP/GaAs, InP, SOI, SiGe, CMOS and BiCMOS semiconductor processes utilize MESFET, HEMT, pHEMT, mHEMT, HBT and PIN devices. Their product portfolio covers 35 product lines and includes over 1,025 standard products.

Hittite products can be purchased 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 Hittite Microwave Corporation

Hittite Microwave Corporation is an innovative designer and manufacturer of high performance integrated circuits, or ICs, modules, subsystems and instrumentation for technically demanding digital, RF, microwave and millimeterwave applications covering DC to 110 GHz. The company's standard and custom products apply analog, digital and mixed-signal semiconductor technologies, which are used in a wide variety of wireless & wired communication and sensor applications for the automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, fiber optic, microwave and millimeterwave communications, military, space and test & measurement markets. The company is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.