Digi-Key Corporation and Souriau Ink Worldwide Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - February 20, 2007

Digi-Key Corporation and Souriau Connection Technology announced today the signing of a worldwide distribution agreement. One of the world’s fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key ships products to more than 140 countries.

Souriau Connection Technology provides connection solutions, from industry standard connectors based on military or international specifications to complex interconnect systems for the aerospace, defense and harsh environment industrial markets.

Digi-Key stocks a wide variety of Souriau circular and rectangular connectors, tools, accessories and contacts with these products featured in both its print and online catalogs and available directly from Digi-Key. This new distribution agreement will enable Digi-Key to fulfill both the design and production quantity needs of its diverse customer base.

“This distribution agreement and the addition of Souriau to our supplier partner lineup extends Digi-Key’s offering of sealed connectors suitable for harsh environments,” said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO, “and I am certain these products will be of consequential interest and appeal for many of Digi-Key’s customers.”

“We are excited about our new relationship with Digi-Key,” said Scott Roland, president of Souriau USA. “This addition will provide Souriau with exposure to many more customers through Digi-Key’s worldwide network and brand recognition. We are looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship.”

About Souriau

Souriau provides connection solutions, from standard connectors based on national or international specifications to complex interconnect systems for the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. With approximately 1,650 employees worldwide, Souriau is ranked among the top four worldwide manufacturers in each of the market segments. Regionally, we have marketing, design and production capabilities to ensure the best support for our customers’ needs. Plant locations include York, PA; Santiago, Dominican Republic; Champagne and Marolles, France; Tokyo, Japan; and Kerala, India. Each business unit has full responsibility for design and production of its product lines, providing maximum customer reactivity and service levels. For more information, www.souriau.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. 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.

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