May 02, 2013 at 09:30 AM EDT
Digi-Key Offers Cirrus Logic’s New Single-Stage LED Drivers

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the addition of single stage LED drivers from Cirrus Logic, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRUS). The innovative CS615/16 product line recreates the dimming performance consumers expect from incandescent light bulbs.

“We’re seeing significant growth opportunities in the lighting market,” said Mark Zack, Vice President, Global Semiconductor Product at Digi-Key. “Cirrus Logic’s new single-stage LED drivers are a great addition to our product line as we continue to seek out the newest innovations in lighting technology.”

Through patented digital algorithms, the CS1615/16 consistently outperforms competing single-stage LED drivers in dimmer compatibility, while offering a total bill-of-material cost equal to competing solutions. Across a broad range of dimmers, the CS1615/16 consistently dims to nearly zero light output, which closely matches the dimming performance of incandescent light bulbs.

“The CS1615/16 family continues our strategy of offering best-in-class dimmer compatibility while driving down system costs,” said Tom Stein, Vice President and General Manager of the Cirrus Logic’s Energy Division. “This focus on performance and user experience will be a key driver to broad consumer adoption of LED lighting.”

Market research firm Datapoint Research estimates that the LED retrofit market is expected to grow from 230 million units in 2012 to more than one billion by 2016.

The CS1615/16 is available today at www.digikey.com in limited quantities. The product will be in volume production in early summer of 2013. It is available in 16-pin SOIC and 16-pin TSSOP packages.

Cirrus Logic, Inc.

Cirrus Logic develops high-precision, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for a broad range of innovative customers. Building on its diverse analog and signal-processing patent portfolio, Cirrus Logic delivers highly optimized products for a variety of audio and energy-related applications. The company operates from headquarters in Austin, Texas, with offices in Europe, Japan and Asia. More information about Cirrus Logic is available at www.cirrus.com.

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

With over 800,000 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 zones; Another Geek Moment videos; Digi-Key toolbar; SupplyChainHQSM 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.

Cirrus Logic and Cirrus are trademarks of Cirrus Logic, Inc. All other product names noted herein may be trademarks of their respective holders.

Contacts:

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Josh Olson, 1-800-344-4539 x2989
josh.olson@digikey.com
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