Digi-Key Corporation Expands Product Line with TT Electronics

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - February 22, 2011

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, announced today it is expanding its relationship with TT Electronics, a leading electronic components supplier to manufacturers in the defense, aerospace, medical, transportation, and industrial markets, by adding BI Technologies, IRC, and Welwyn brand products to its expansive inventory. The addition of these three lines builds on Digi-Key's existing relationship with TT Electronics through its Optek line.

Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key vice president, interconnect, passive, and electromechanical product, said, "We are excited about the expansion of our agreement with TT Electronics. Our company has taken on three trusted divisions under TT Electronics to combine with Optek. Digi-Key is now able to provide some of the best in fixed and variable resistors, magnetics and microcircuit modules in addition to optoelectronics."

Billal Hammoud, Chief Divisional Executive for the Components Division of TT electronics, said, "Digi-Key has an impressive track record of growth and delivering value to its customers. The assets of Digi-Key's service combined with TT electronics' application focused product portfolio create a mutual partnership for growth."

Products from BI Technologies, IRC, and Welwyn are now available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites and will be featured in future print and online catalogs.

About TT electronics plc

TT electronics plc is a focused, global electronics group supplying leading manufacturers in the defence, aerospace, medical, transportation and industrial markets. The Group consists of five divisions: Components, Sensors, Secure Power, Integrated Manufacturing Services and General Industrial each delivering technology, products and services to customers in target markets worldwide. TT electronics plc operates from headquarters based in Weybridge, Surrey, with more than 20 global manufacturing locations and more than 6,000 employees worldwide. Additional information is available from our corporate website: http://www.ttelectronics.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.