Digi-Key Corporation and Elna America, Inc. Pen Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - July 13, 2006

Digi-Key Corporation, one of the world’s fastest growing distributors of electronic components, and Elna America today announced the signing of a global distributor agreement.

Elna America is an international leader in the design and manufacture of a wide range of high reliability capacitors, including aluminum electrolytic, electric double layer and tantalum capacitors. Owned by Elna Co. Ltd., Elna has manufacturing facilities in Japan, Thailand, China and Malaysia.

Elna products will be available for purchase through Digi-Key’s print and online catalogs. Product offerings include Elna double layer capacitors (DYNACAP) as well as audio grade, radial leaded and electrolytic capacitors. The DYNACAP series are ideal for backing up CMOS ICs, microcomputers, RAMS and the like used in VCRs, tuners, televisions, telephone sets, DVD players, cameras, personal wireless items and more. The distribution agreement with Elna America will allow Digi-Key to fulfill both the design and production quantity requirements of its far-reaching customer base.

“A leader in board level, double-layer technology, Elna America is a substantial enhancement to Digi-Key’s line card,” said Mark Larson, president and COO at Digi-Key. “We are certain that our customers will find Elna America products of significant interest and appeal.”

“Digi-Key’s outstanding reputation for customer service and support along with Elna’s commitment to high quality and product innovation make this agreement great news for our customers,” said Kent Sterrett, vice president of sales for Elna America, Inc. “In particular, with the growing high demand for electric double-layer capacitors, our DYNACAP series, our agreement with Digi-Key will give customers a convenient source for these products.”

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.

Elna America

Elna America, Inc. was established in 1977 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Elna Co Ltd. Japan. Elna is a worldwide company with sales offices in Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Europe. It specializes in the sales and design of aluminum electrolytic, electric double layer and tantalum SMD capacitors. Plants located in Japan, Thailand, China and Malaysia manufacture Elna’s capacitors. All are QS 9000, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. For more information, visit www.elna-america.com.