Digi-Key Corporation Named 'Distributor of the Year' by Readers of Elektronik Magazine

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - August 26, 2010

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced readers of Elektronik magazine, based in Germany, named Digi-Key Corporation Distributor of the Year for Active Components for 2010 based on results from the magazine's fourth annual Distributor of the Year reader survey.

Digi-Key was also named Distributor of the Year for Active Components in 2009. Distributors were assessed based on product portfolio, product availability, delivery, technical expertise/support and overall impression. The 2010 Elektronik Distributor of the Year reader survey was conducted online with 1,867 readers responding to the questionnaire. A total of 1,683 readers completed the survey in 2008, and 1,786 readers completed the survey in 2009.

"We are pleased to be recognized by German engineers as the leading distributor for active components," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key's president and COO. "Our goal is to be the best in every area of the industry including breadth of product, service, technical expertise, product availability and delivery, and overall performance. We believe our current and future initiatives will propel Digi-Key to the number one spot across the board."

Digi-Key's sales in Germany rose by more than 163% from January through June 2010 year over year. Digi-Key's sales in Europe from January through June 2010 rose by more than 136% compared to sales during the same period in 2009. From January through July 2010, Digi-Key's worldwide sales increased by more than 74% year over year.

Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service, which includes product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Using leading-edge processes and state-of-the-art technologies, Digi-Key serves a global customer base from its 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.