Digi-Key and APEM Components, Inc. Sign Worldwide Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - March 22, 2007

Digi-Key Corporation and APEM Components announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement. One of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world, Digi-Key ships products to more than 140 countries.

APEM Components is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of professional switches and switch panels with manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. APEM designs, manufactures and sells professional switch products to customers in such dynamic markets as electronics, industrial automation, telecommunications, off-highway, military, marine, automotive, instrumentation and medical.

APEM products stocked by Digi-Key include pushbutton, toggle, rocker and joystick switches along with other switches in a variety of circuit types, termination options and current ratings. These products are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key and are featured in both its print and online catalogs. This new distribution agreement will enable Digi-Key to fulfill both the design and production quantity needs of its far-reaching customer base.

“We are very pleased to add APEM Components to our supplier partner lineup,” said Mark Larson, Digi-Key’s president and COO. “We are certain that these products will be of great interest and appeal to our customers.”

“We are proud to partner with Digi-Key and to be a part of this world-class distribution organization,” stated Peter Brouillette, APEM Components general manager. “We are confident that Digi-Key's expertise in customer support and commitment to superior delivery performance will help APEM further enhance its leading market position."

About APEM Components, Inc.

For over a half century, APEM has been setting the standard in the design and manufacture of quality switch products. Offering one of the broadest product lines in the market, APEM’s switch offering includes: pushbuttons, rockers, slides, DIPs, rotaries, tacts, keylocks, pushwheels and snap-action switches. APEM also provides a wide range of industrial controls, joysticks, membrane switches, panels, and keypads. For more information, visit www.apem.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.

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

Editorial Contact for APEM Components, Inc.
Peter F. Brouillette
pbrouillette@apem.com