Digi-Key Agreement with Tyco Electronics Expanded to Worldwide Franchise

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - November 12, 2008

Digi-Key Corporation announced today that it has recently expanded its current franchise agreement with Tyco Electronics to a global authorization.

Tyco Electronics is the world's largest supplier of passive electronic components, which includes connectors and interconnection systems, relays, switches, circuit protection devices, touch screens, sensors and wire and cable. These products are used primarily in the automotive, computer, consumer electronics, communication equipment, appliance, aerospace and defense, industrial machinery and instrumentation markets.

"We are very pleased to expand to this global distribution agreement with Tyco Electronics. Tyco Electronics' reputation and history of bringing innovative products to the market is the perfect fit for the hundreds of thousands of design engineers we serve worldwide," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. "Digi-Key's service advantage coupled with Tyco Electronics' technology advantage can do nothing but create a winning situation for a wide range of customers seeking to deliver new products to the market faster or improve the performance of existing products. This worldwide authorization will allow us to offer Tyco Electronics' leading edge products to our fastest growing markets in Europe and Asia."

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

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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