Digi-Key Corporation Pens Distribution Agreement with Future Designs, Inc.

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - August 8, 2006

Digi-Key Corporation and Future Designs, Inc. (FDI) today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement. One of the world’s fastest growing electronic component distributors, Digi-Key Corporation ships product to more than 140 countries around the globe.

FDI is a design consultant for a wide variety of products from Philips Semiconductors. FDI supplies in-circuit USB programmers for the P98LPC900 family, the LPC2000 ARM7 family and the P89C51 family of Flash microcontrollers from Philips as well as LCD demo kits, protocol converters, I2C software and development boards.

Digi-Key is stocking FDI’s USB in-circuit programs and an LCD demonstration kit. These products are available in both Digi-Key’s print and online catalogs.

“We are excited to add FDI to our line card,” said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. “This agreement will afford us the opportunity to provide Digi-Key’s customers with low cost, easy-to-use programming systems for Philips microcontrollers.”

“Having our products available through Digi-Key greatly expands our presence with the worldwide engineering community,” said Kent Lowman, Future Designs director. “The Digi-Key catalog and Web site are critical elements on every design engineer’s desk, and this agreement should help extend our offering of development tools to support additional Philips products.”

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 Future Designs, Inc.

Future Designs, Inc. is a design and technical services organization founded in 1989 specializing in embedded product design and development. Its team of experienced engineers can handle all your electrical, mechanical, software, manufacturing and systems engineering requirements.

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Steven G. Tsukichi
publicrelations@digikey.com

Editorial Contact for Future Designs Inc.
Deen P. Rice
deen.rice@teamfdi.com