Digi-Key Corporation and RPM Systems Corporation Sign Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 17, 2008

Digi-Key Corporation and RPM Systems Corporation announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement under which Digi-Key will distribute RPM's MPQ programmer products.

RPM Systems Corporation produces test and programming equipment for use by developers and manufacturers of electronic products.

RPM products stocked by Digi-Key include its In-System Programmers (ISPs) for Zilog, Atmel, and Silicon Laboratories, as well as Cypress Semiconductor's microcontrollers and PSoCs. These products are featured in Digi-Key's print and online catalogs and are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key.

"We are very pleased to offer RPM Systems products to our customers," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. "For a great many of Digi-Key's customers, time is money, and thus the reliability, efficiency, flexibility, and cost effectiveness of RPM Systems products will be of consequential appeal to the design engineers who have come to rely on us."

Rich Moran, president of RPM Systems, added, "Thousands of designers and manufacturing professionals rely on Digi-Key daily for everything from initial component selection to production support. Partnering with Digi-Key provides a unique opportunity for us to connect with customers at design inception and continue to support them through the manufacturing process."

About RPM Systems Corporation

RPM Systems Corporation produces test and programming equipment for use by developers and manufacturers of electronic products. Product offerings include Universal Serial Bus (USB) peripheral testers and high-speed in-system programmers (ISP) for various popular microcontroller families. RPM's products enjoy an installed base which stretches around the globe and across the breadth of electronics-based industries. RPM headquarters is based in Redmond, Washington, USA. For more information, visit RPM Systems.

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 RPM Systems Corporation
Rich Moran
sales@rpmsys.com