Digi-Key Corporation Amasses Accolades at EDS

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 28, 2006

Claiming a wide variety of awards, including prestigious “Distributor of the Year” awards from four of its supplier partners, electronic component distributor Digi-Key Corporation did not go unnoticed at EDS (Electronic Distributor Show) held recently in Las Vegas.

Naming Digi-Key Distributor of the Year were E Switch, Omron, Qualtech and Triad Magnetics. Qualtech also presented Digi-Key with its Total Sales Volume award for 2005.

Additional awards presented to Digi-Key are as follows: Outstanding Sales Achievement in 2005 from Alpha Wire, Outstanding Sales Growth in 2005 from Cooper Bussman, Recognition for Excellent Support and Being the Fastest Growing Switch Distributor in 2005 from ITT, 2005 Top Distributor from Johnson Components, Superior Sales Achievement in 2005 from Keystone Electronics, Lumex’s 2005 Luminary Award for Best Distributor Market Business Partner in Volume of Business, Service and Support, and Outstanding Sales Achievement in 2005 from Panasonic Battery Group.

“Digi-Key is honored to receive these recognitions from our supplier partners,” said Mark Larson, Digi-Key’s president and COO. “Such awards attest to the dedication and purposeful efforts of Digi-Key’s employees. We look forward to continued successes in 2006.” Larson was among the 23 individuals from Digi-Key who attended the annual show.

Digi-Key Corporation is one of the world’s fastest growing electronic component distributors, shipping product to more than 130 countries around the globe from its single location in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. The industry’s broadest product offering, on-time shipping and superior service are among the company’s hallmarks.

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.