Digi-Key Corp. and Cree, Inc. Announce Global Distribution Agreement for Power Devices

January 11, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

Digi-Key Corp. and Cree, Inc. announced the signing of a global distribution agreement for Cree's silicon carbide-based power devices.

Digi-Key is currently stocking Cree's Schottky diodes with voltage ratings ranging from 300 to 1200V and current ratings from 1 to 20A. These products are featured in both Digi-Key's print and online catalogs and are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key. This new distribution agreement will enable Digi-Key to fulfill both the design and production quantity needs of its diverse customer base.

"Cree's expertise in silicon carbide brings greater energy performance to a number of power applications, including power factor correction in personal computer and laptop power supplies," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key President and CEO. "We are very pleased to add Cree to our line card and certain that its products will be of consequential interest to many of our customers."

"This agreement with Digi-Key is another major step in achieving Cree's strategic plan to build world-class sales and marketing reach," said Jorge Aguilar, Cree Vice President and general manager for power devices. "We are pleased to participate in Digi-Key's extensive sales network, which can significantly accelerate the sampling and design-in process for our customers."