Digi-Key Expands Staff Hours to 24/7/365 to Better Serve Growing Global Customer Base

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - July 8, 2008

To better serve its worldwide customer base, Digi-Key Corporation announced today that it has recently expanded the hours of its sales and quote departments to 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

"As Digi-Key further expands into the global marketplace, we recognize the need to extend our hours," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. "We are certain that the expanded hours of our sales and quote departments will benefit design engineers from all corners of the globe."

Additional Digi-Key staff from its customer service, accounting, and technical departments continues to maintain the extended hours that have been the norm at Digi-Key for several years. These areas are staffed and available to serve customers from 6 p.m. CT Sunday through 6 a.m. CT Saturday.

"We are constantly evaluating our services to better meet the needs of our customers," Larson said. "The expansion of our hours is in keeping with Digi-Key's longtime commitment to provide its customers with the best possible service."

Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service in terms of product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Using streamlined processes and state-of-the-art technologies, Digi-Key serves a global economy from its single 600,000 square foot facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.

Complementing the round-the-clock availability of Digi-Key;s staff, its web site, Digi-Key website, provides 24/7/365 access to its expansive product offering, real-time stock and pricing information as well as a plethora of product information and learning tools.

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.