Digi-Key and Amphenol® Connex Ink Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - August 22, 2006

Digi-Key Corporation and Amphenol® Connex Connector Corporation today announce the signing of a global distribution agreement. One of the world’s fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key ships products to more than 140 countries.

Amphenol® Connex (a division of Amphenol) designs, manufactures and distributes RF connectors, interfaces, crimp tools and accessories. Among Amphenol Connex products stocked by Digi-Key are its RF connectors, including BNC, SMA, TNC and N-type connectors along with corresponding tools and accessories. These products are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key through both its print and online catalogs. This new distribution agreement with Amphenol Connex will allow Digi-Key to fulfill both the design and volume requirements of its diverse customer base.

“We are pleased to round out our RF connector line with Amphenol® Connex products and add this supplier partner to our line card,” said Mark Larson, Digi-Key’s president and COO. “I am certain that Digi-Key customers will find these products of great interest and appeal.”

“The addition of Digi-Key as a distributor will dovetail our mission to be both a design/engineering and volume solutions provider,” said Gerald Hanlon, Amphenol® Connex’s national sales manager.

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. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.

About Amphenol® Connex Corporation

Amphenol® Connex Connector Corporation designs, manufactures and distributes world-class RF connectors, interfaces, crimp tools and accessories. It offers literally thousands of products with options, types and configurations provided by the only the largest connector companies. Modifications to existing designs, technical support, engineering assistance and custom packaging are all available. ISO9001 and UL approvals are standard.