Digi-Key Corporation First to Stock NXP’s LPC1300 Cortex™ M3 Microcontrollers

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.--Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, announced today it is now stocking NXP’s new LPC1300 Cortex-M3 processor based microcontrollers. Additionally, Digi-Key is the first distributor to stock these new microcontrollers, which are the industry’s lowest power Cortex-M3 and evidence of NXP’s commitment to innovation in energy efficiency.

These microcontrollers and associated tools are now available and can be ordered on Digi-Key’s global websites. Additionally, they will be featured in future print and online catalogs.

The new NXP LPC1300 series are designed for embedded 16- and 32-bit applications, with operation up to 72MHz. Delivering advanced energy management with power consumption of approximately 200 microamps per MHz, the LPC1300 also offers pin-compatibility with NXP’s ultra-low power Cortex-M0 based LPC1100.

Dave Doherty, Digi-Key vice president, semiconductor product, said, “As the industry’s lowest power Cortex-M3 based microcontrollers, the low-cost,easy-to-use LPC1300 series is sure to be of significant interest and appeal tothe design engineers who rely on Digi-Key to provide them with the latest andmost innovative products for their designs.”

“With its low cost and low power 16-bit footprint, the LPC1300 offers design engineers a variety of new uses for 32-bit microcontrollers in their applications,” said Geoff Lees, vice president and general manager,microcontroller product line, NXP Semiconductors. “The availability of theLPC1300 at Digi-Key provides engineers with easy and immediate access to begin their innovative designs.”

About Digi-Key Corporation

As one of the world’s fastest growing 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 1.5 million products from over 400 quality name-brand manufacturers. A testament to Digi-Key’s unparalleled commitment to service, North American design engineers have ranked Digi-Key #1 for Overall Performance for 18consecutive years (EE Times Distribution Study/August 2009). Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.

About NXP Semiconductors

NXP is a leading semiconductor company founded by Philips more than 50 yearsago. Headquartered in Europe, the company has about 28,000 employees working in more than 30 countries and posted sales of USD 5.4 billion (including the Mobile& Personal business) in 2008. NXP creates semiconductors, system solutions and software that deliver better sensory experiences in TVs, set-top boxes,identification applications, mobile phones, cars and a wide range of other electronic devices. News from NXP is located at www.nxp.com.