Ricoh Electronic Devices Co. Ltd. Partners with Digi-Key to Distribute Power Management and Real Time Clock ICs

Sep 26, 2019

Campbell, CA, September 26, 2019 – Ricoh Electronic Devices Co., Ltd., a global manufacturer of semiconductor products and Digi-Key Electronics, one of the world’s fastest growing distributor of electronic components, are proud to announce a global partnership focusing on the distribution of Ricoh’s Power Management and Real Time Clock ICs.

The global agreement allows Ricoh to offer its products via another online distribution channel next to the traditional regional distributors. Through a one-stop shop service, design engineers will have direct access to select from a wide range of Ricoh devices for their consumer, automotive and industrial applications.

The reason to choose Digi-Key as a preferred global distribution partner is its strong commitment to a worldwide customer service, fast delivery and accuracy, equalling Ricoh’s core values. Ricoh believes this partnership will bring mutual benefit and an additional step in its global expansion.

Ricoh’s semiconductor product offering on Digi-key includes a variety of analog ICs providing low current consumption, high accuracy, small sized packages and high reliability. Featured products are LDO Voltage Regulators, Supervisory ICs, DC/DC Controllers and Converters, Load Switches, and Real Time Clock ICs. A brief overview:

LDO Voltage Regulators: The large line-up is designed for a wide range of purposes, including specific products with advanced current saving technology, low output noise, fast transient response, low and wide operating voltage range or ultra-small sized package.

Supervisory: Providing several solutions to the market such as voltage detectors to monitor a voltage threshold, (window) watchdog timers to monitor proper processor operation and reset timer ICs to reboot an application with a key combination when needed.

DC/DC Converters: Available in buck, boost and buck-boost configurations in both low and high operating voltages, the main feature for these products is to achieve a high efficiency voltage conversion in either Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) or Variable Frequency Modulation (VFM) operating mode. These devices serve applications for general use or for a specific purpose like driving white LEDs for display background illumination, driving active or passive matrix OLED displays and products for LED lighting.

Load Switches: Integrated load switches are electronic relays used to turn power supply rails on and off. Ricoh offers several products like USB high side protection switches, load switches, battery power line switches and overvoltage protection switches.

Real Time Clock: The portfolio includes products with a 2-wire I2C, 3-wire and 4-wire SPI serial bus interface, available with basic features only, with integrated backup battery switchover circuit and modules with integrated crystal. A high accuracy programmable calibration adjustment to minimize clock deviation is available in all RTC products. Another advantage is the combination of a low minimum operating voltage and low current consumption in order to maximize backup battery lifetime.

To find available Ricoh products, please visit our Supplier Marketing Center page on the Digi-Key website.

About Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minn., USA, is an authorized global, full-service distributor of electronic components, offering more than 8.7 million products, with over 1.7 million in stock and available for immediate shipment, from over 800 quality name-brand manufacturers. Digi-Key also offers a wide variety of online resources such as EDA and design tools, datasheets, reference designs, instructional articles and videos, multimedia libraries, and much more. Technical support is available 24/7 via email, phone and webchat. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering can be found by visiting

About Ricoh Electronic Devices Co., Ltd

Ricoh Electronic Devices Co., Ltd is a leading global provider of semiconductor products, offering a comprehensive portfolio of CMOS Power Management and Real Time Clock ICs that enable engineers to design advanced applications for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets. The company headquarter is based in Japan, as well as development, sales and manufacturing facilities. Regional sales and support offices are located in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Ricoh has an extensive expertise in small package technology and has a focus on developing products providing features such as low-supply current, high-accuracy, high efficiency and high-reliability.

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Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2019, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,013 billion yen (approx. 18.1 billion USD).

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