Cree Expands Distribution Relationship With Digi-Key To Include LEDs

September 17, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

Cree, Inc. and Digi-Key Corp. announced that the companies have signed an agreement for the distribution of Cree’s LEDs. Digi-Key has been distributing Cree’s power components since 2007.

The global agreement covers the Cree LED portfolio, including the lighting-class XLamp® LEDs and the broad high-brightness portfolio, which includes round, oval, SMDs and P4 LEDs. Cree LEDs are available through Digi-Key’s website and will be added to future print catalogs.

"The addition of Digi-Key widens Cree’s ability to reach growth markets for our LEDs," said Mark Despotes, Cree Vice President of Global Channels. "Digi-Key has the expertise and the commitment to help accelerate the adoption of LEDs – including the fast-growing lighting-class and high-brightness markets."

"By expanding our extensive catalog of products to now include Cree LEDs, we are able to offer customers access to this industry-leading technology," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key President and COO. "We’re seeing increasing market demand for high-quality LEDs, and the Cree LED products are a key addition to our portfolio."