Digi-Key Corporation and Spectra Symbol Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - December 15, 2009

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Spectra Symbol today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement.

Spectra Symbol Corp. designs and manufactures custom linear potentiometers. Its position sensors are specifically designed for use in medical, automotive and electronic industries. Spectra Symbol products are in stock and available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites. Additionally, these products will be featured in future print and online catalogs. Additionally, these products will be featured in future print and online catalogs.

"We at Digi-Key are very pleased to announce this new partnership with Spectra Symbol," said Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key vice president, interconnect, passive, and electromechanical products. "Spectra Symbol's commitment to innovative, quality products is a good match for Digi-Key's goal of providing our customers with superior service, which includes product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness."

"Spectra Symbol is delighted to partner with Digi-Key, as both companies represent market leaders in their performance and product," said Daniel Marriott, CEO of Spectra Symbol, "Our Membrane Sensors are available at Digi-Key in lengths from 12.5mm to 1,000mm for medical, high temperature, high cycle and contactless environments. Additionally, Digi-Key will now offer linearity options of 1, 3, and 5 percent, providing the market more membrane sensor options than any other electronics distributor in the world."

About Spectra Symbol

For more than 30 years, Spectra Symbol (Salt Lake City, Utah) has developed the Membrane Sensor technology through multiple patents and innovative applications, serving medical instrumentation, aerospace, military, automotive, industrial controls and position sensing markets. The breakthrough form-factor of Membrane Sensors <0.5mm height and inexpensive linear stroke sensing has revolutionized how OEMs can use full-travel sensing. For more information, visit www.spectrasymbol.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
Lesley Harmoning
publicrelations@digikey.com

Editorial Contact for Spectra Symbol
Shannon Branca
sbranca@spectrasymbol.com