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Efficient Power Conversion Corporation Announces Exclusive Global Distribution Deal with Digi-Key Corporation

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - March 8, 2010 -Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) today announced that Digi Key Corporation will be the exclusive global distributor for EPC’s line of enhancement-mode Gallium Nitride power transistors.

Spanning a range of 40 Volts to 200 Volts, and 4 milliohms to 100 milliohms, these power transistors demonstrate significant performance advantages over state-of-the-art silicon-based power MOSFETs. EPC’s technology produces devices that are smaller than similar resistance silicon devices and have many times superior switching performance. Applications that benefit from this newly available performance are DC-DC power supplies, point-of-load converters, class D audio amplifiers, notebook and netbook computers, LED drive circuits, telecom base stations, and cell phones, to name just a few.

“EPC’s gallium nitride-based power management products bring intriguing next-generation breakthrough benefits to existing MOSFET and Bipolar solutions,” said Dave Doherty, Digi-Key’s vice president of semiconductor product. “We are thrilled to be the first to offer these innovative products to the engineering community.”

“Digi Key has the fastest global logistics and the most efficient supply chain of any distributor with which I have worked over the last 30 years. This will translate into fast and easy service to all our global customers who want to get access to our enhancement-mode GaN transistors to replace their less-efficient power MOSFETs”, said Alex Lidow, EPC’s co-founder and CEO.

About EPC

EPC is the leader in enhancement mode Gallium Nitride based power management devices. EPC is the first to introduce enhancement-mode Gallium-Nitride-on-Silicon transistors as power MOSFET replacements in applications such as servers, netbooks, notebooks, LED lighting, cell phones, base stations, flat-panel displays, and class-D audio amplifiers with device performance many times greater than the best silicon power MOSFETs. Visit our web site: www.epc-co.com.

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 440 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 18 consecutive years (EE Times Distribution Study/August 2009). Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.

EPC Press Contact: Joe Engle tel: 310.986.0350 email: [email protected]