Minco Partners with Digi-Key to Offer Bare Die Semiconductor Products

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota and AUSTIN, Texas, USA - March 26, 2015

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, and Minco Technology Labs, LLC, today announced that they have teamed up to offer semiconductor bare die products to its global customer base. As part of the agreement, Digi-Key customers will be able to purchase off-the-shelf die products in minimum waffle pack quantities of 25 pieces online.

"We welcome this opportunity to serve a broader customer base by partnering with a global distributor like Digi-Key who has become known as the ‘go to' online resource for semiconductors," says Bill Bradford, Minco CEO. "Their expertise in offering full-range services for the design engineer along with their ability to support prototype and production order quantities is a huge value-add for the die market."

Minco is a high reliability semiconductor company with a track record of 30 years in processing and distributing die products from semiconductor manufacturers, serving both hybrid and specialty packaging customers. The orders will be processed - from wafer saw to inspection to pick-and-pack - and delivered within 48 hours, directly from Minco's facility in Austin, Texas.

"Digi-Key receives inquiry for bare die products all the time, but not having the specialized storage and processing capabilities has prevented us from serving this market segment until now," says David Stein, Vice President, Global Semiconductors at Digi-Key. "With Minco, we will be able to bridge traditional orders with a growing number of custom requirements from die customers. In the coming months, we anticipate that several semiconductor manufacturers will take advantage of this new and valuable service from Digi-Key and Minco."

Minco partners with numerous semiconductor manufacturers to provide the design community a wide variety of product functions and technologies as either bare die or hermetically packaged products. Minco offers a variety of die processing services including wafer inspection and probe, pick-and-place services, and die qualifications and screening. Die maps are available upon request.

Minco ensures that each die is electrically tested at the wafer level and that all failures are identified and removed from the lot when the dice are separated from the wafer. When wafer/die-level testing requirements are not specified in the customer's procurement documents, Minco selects the parameters, conditions, and limits that will assure compliance with the electrical characteristics.

Learn more about Minco's Die Processing services here: http://www.mincotech.com/content/die-processing-die-visual-inspection-wafer-probe-wafer-saw-custom-packaging

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 at www.digikey.com.au.

About Minco Technology Labs, LLC

Minco Technology Labs, LLC, headquartered in Austin, TX, is a leading provider of mission critical high reliability (Hi-Rel) semiconductor packaged solutions, die processing, and test services. Minco services advanced technologies with state of the art solutions, as well as hard to find, obsolete or end-of-life products for multiple applications. Minco Technology Labs, LLC is a Leading Value Added Supplier of High Reliability Components, Semiconductor Die Processing, Assembly, Test Services and Distribution. Minco serves the Military, Aerospace, and Energy, Transportation, Heavy Industrial and other specialty markets. More information about Minco's products and services can be found at www.mincotech.com..

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