Digi-Key Corporation and Touchstone Semiconductor Sign Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA – 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 Touchstone Semiconductor, a developer of high-performance, low power analog integrated circuit solutions, today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute all of Touchstone’s analog IC products.

“Analog components remain the bedrock of all electronics development,” said Mark Zack, Vice President, Global Semiconductor Products, Digi-Key Corporation. “Touchstone is delivering a steady stream of unique low-power, high-performance products that help engineers design products for battery-powered and portable applications. We are pleased to add their capabilities to our online portfolio of products.”

Touchstone’s product offering available through Digi-Key includes the rapidly growing family of operational amplifiers, comparators, current sense amplifiers, timer ICs, voltage detectors, and voltage references.

“This global partnership will help Touchstone reach design engineers throughout the world who want the ability to buy our products online from anywhere,” said John Emme, Vice President, Sales, Touchstone Semiconductor. “We can leverage Digi-Key’s superior customer service, global customer base, and online expertise to make our products available to a much broader audience. This is a major milestone in our evolution as a company.”

Touchstone’s analog IC products 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. 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 Touchstone

Touchstone Semiconductor, Inc. (www.touchstonesemi.com) creates high-performance analog integrated circuit solutions that solve critical problems for electronics companies. Touchstone’s second-source products are pin-compatible, specification-identical solutions offering customers a long-awaited alternative source for hard to get sole-sourced products. Touchstone’s proprietary products provide unique combinations of features and performance that cannot be found from any other supplier. Founded in 2010, Touchstone is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif. Its investors include Opus Capital and Khosla Ventures. Follow the company at: Twitter: @touchstonesemi, Facebook: Touchstone Semiconductor and YouTube: The Touchstone Semiconductor Channel.

Editors Note: Photos and datasheet are available at www.touchstonesemi.com

Contact

Digi-Key Public Relations
800.344.4539
publicrelations@digikey.com
Adolfo A. Garcia
Vice President – Marketing
408.215.1222
agarcia@touchstonesemi.com
Mary Hain
Hain Communications
925.926.0326
mary@hainpr.com
The Touchstone Semiconductor logo and NanoWatt Analog are trademarks of Touchstone Semiconductor, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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