Digi-Key Corporation and Stackpole Electronics, Inc. Sign Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - November 27, 2007

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key and Stackpole Electronics, Inc. (SEI) announced today that the companies have entered into a worldwide agreement for the distribution of SEI resistors.

SEI products include a broad line of surface mount and thru-hole resistors, including thick film, thin film, current sensing, carbon composition, and metal film/oxide as well as a growing line of wirewound and thick film power resistors.

SEI products stocked by Digi-Key are featured in both its print and online catalogs and are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key. The terms of this new distribution agreement will enable Digi-Key to fulfill both the design and production quantity requirements of its diverse customer base.

"We are very excited about our new partnership agreement with Stackpole Electronics," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. "Stackpole's commitment to taking care of the customer first makes this company a good match for Digi-Key. We are certain that the design engineers and purchasers we serve every day will be very interested in both the quality and easy accessibility of these products."

"We are thrilled about our new engagement with Digi-Key," said James Mullane, COO of Stackpole. "Digi-Key's total commitment to service and its reputation with engineering and purchasing professionals is unsurpassed. With Digi-Key's commitment to stock a broad line of Stackpole products, it will make it even easier for our customers to get the resistive products they need when they need them."

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 Stackpole Electronics, Inc.

Stackpole Electronics is a privately held company, which began manufacturing resistors in 1928 as part of Stackpole Components Company in St. Mary's, Pa., USA. Affiliated with Akahane Electronics, Stackpole Electronics is now recognized as a leading global supplier to the world's largest OEMs, contract manufacturers and distributors. Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Stackpole has warehousing facilities in El Paso and Japan and manufacturing facilities in Japan, Taiwan, and China. Sales offices are located in the United States, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. For more information, visit

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

Editorial Contact for Stackpole Electronics, Inc.
James Mullane
jmullane@seielect.com