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Digi-Key Corporation Signs US Distribution Agreement with Spansion

Digi-Key now offers Spansion Flash memory for embedded applications to 400,000 Design Engineers

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation and leading innovator in Flash memory solutions Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE) have signed a distribution agreement.  As part of the agreement, Digi-Key will distribute Spansion's portfolio of parallel and serial NOR and embedded NAND Flash memory portfolio within the United States.

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"We are excited to provide Spansion products to our growing  global customer base," said Mark Zack, Vice President of Global Semiconductor Product at Digi-Key. "Spansion plays a key role in the fast-growing Flash memory market with products that are central to the development of high-speed routers to highly interactive consumer and automotive technologies."

With thousands of available products, the Spansion Flash memory products range from 5V, 3V and 1.8V and from 1 Mb to 4 Gb. Packaging configurations include single-die packaged, die, wafer, and multi-chip package (MCP) configurations.

"As the top-rated and most-visited website in the electronic distribution industry, this agreement with Digi-Key expands Spansion's global reach to design engineers," said Jay Legenhausen, senior vice president of global sales at Spansion.  "Design engineers creating the next wave of smart, connected devices and human machine interfaces have immediate access to Spansion grade quality and commitment to product longevity."

Spansion portfolio of NOR and NAND Flash memory products are available now at Digi-Key.com.

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Spansion (NYSE: CODE) is a leading provider of the Flash memory technology at the heart of the world's electronics systems, powering everything from the routers that run the internet to the highly interactive and immersive consumer and automotive electronics that are enriching people's daily lives. Spansion's broad and differentiated Flash memory product portfolio, award-winning MirrorBit charge-trapping technology, and industry leading service and support are enabling customers to achieve greater efficiency and success in their target markets. For more information, visit http://www.spansion.com.

Spansion®, the Spansion logo, MirrorBit®, and combinations thereof, are trademarks and registered trademarks of Spansion LLC in the United States and other countries. Other names used are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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 two million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers at www.digikey.com.

With over 790,000 products in stock, an impressive selection of online resources, and the logistical advantage of more than 800,000 square feet of expandable distribution space, Digi-Key continues to move forward, affirming its commitment to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers.

Digi-Key's totally integrated, Internet-engaged business model, coupled with its industry-leading breadth of components available for immediate shipment anywhere in the world from a single location, clearly differentiates Digi-Key from all other distributors. Digi-Key offers customers a unique approach to a high-mix, low volume production business strategy by transferring much inventory risk and carrying costs from the customer to Digi-Key. From Prototype to Production®, Digi-Key has the components and resources necessary to grow your business to the next level.

Digi-Key's online offerings and resources include: PTM® product training modules; TechZoneSM technology zonesAnother Geek Moment videos; Digi-Key toolbar; PurchasingProSM for electronics buyers; TechXchangeSM; a Mobile and Social Center; the Scheme-it online schematic design tool; a Reference Design Library; and the Dynamic Catalog.

Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.

SOURCE Spansion Inc.

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