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Digi-Key Corporation Expands Cree Product Line to Include Gallium Nitride (GaN) HEMTs for Microwave Applications

(PresseBox) (Durham, North Carolina / Thief River Falls, Minnesota, ) Digi-Key Corporation and Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announced today that Digi-Key is now stocking Cree's Gallium Nitride (GaN) HEMT transistors for general purpose microwave applications. Digi-Key's portfolio of Cree offerings encompasses SiC power components, SiC MESFETs, high-brightness and high-power LEDs, and now, GaN HEMT transistors.

Cree's GaN HEMT general-purpose transistors, in power levels ranging from 10W to 90W, are ideal for microwave applications that require high efficiency, multi-octave bandwidth performance. These transistors offer high frequency performance to 6GHz, high gain, and low parasitic capacitance within small package footprints. This enables smaller, lighter, and more energy efficient systems, often with fewer amplifier components, than required with other microwave transistor technologies.

"We are pleased that Digi-Key is stocking Cree GaN HEMT transistors," said Jim Milligan, Cree's director of RF and microwave products. "Digi-Key has the distribution expertise and industry channels to help accelerate the adoption of our GaN HEMT technology."

Digi-Key President and COO Mark Larson commented, "Relied upon by engineering and purchasing communities for product selection and availability, Digi-Key is committed to providing its customers with the latest and most sought-after technologies. To that end, we are very pleased to make Cree's GaN HEMT transistors available to our customers."

About Cree

Cree is leading the LED lighting revolution and setting the stage to obsolete the incandescent light bulb through the use of energy-efficient, environmentally friendly LED lighting. Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED retrofit solutions, and semiconductor solutions for backlighting, wireless, and power applications. Cree product families include recessed LED down lights, lighting-class power LEDs, high-brightness LEDs, blue and green LED chips, power-switching devices, and radio-frequency/wireless devices. Cree solutions are driving improvements in applications such as general illumination, backlighting, electronic signs and signals, variable-speed motors, and wireless communications. For additional product and company information, please refer to

Digi-Key Corporation

One of the world's fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. As a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, Digi-Key has been ranked #1 for Overall Performance for 17 consecutive years from among the nation's more than 200 distributors (EE Times Distribution Study/August 2008). Offering more than 1.5 million products from 400 quality name-brand manufacturers, Digi-Key's commitment to inventory is unparalleled. Access to the company's broad product offering is available 24/7 at Digi-Key's top-rated website,