Digi-Key Corporation and Samtec, Inc. Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - November 2, 2006

Digi-Key Corporation and Samtec, Inc. announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement. Digi-Key is one of the fastest growing electronic distributors in the world, shipping product to more than 140 countries.

Founded in 1976, Samtec, Inc. is a worldwide manufacturer of PC board level interconnects, cable assemblies, high data rate cables and flex assemblies. The company focuses on creating superior capabilities and differentiation within niche products and markets.

Samtec products stocked by Digi-Key include interconnect strips, low profile socket strips, box connector strips, terminal strips, differential pair arrays, ganged MMCX plugs and jacks, mini edge-card sockets and more. These products are available directly from Digi-Key and are featured in its print and online catalogs. This new distribution agreement with Samtec will enable Digi-Key to fulfill both the design and production quantity needs of its customers.

"We are certain that the variety and flexibility of the Samtec interconnect line will be of consequential interest to our diverse customer base," said Digi-Key President and COO Mark Larson. "Samtec's commitment to customer service parallels that of Digi-Key, making this company a great addition to our line card."

"We look forward to extending our product offering to the many customers who are supported by Digi-Key," said Scott Lamb, distribution manager for Samtec, Inc. "Digi-Key's ability as a distributor to service the engineer in both design and volume business is unprecedented which makes them a natural extension of our line."

About Samtec, Inc.

Founded in 1976, Samtec Inc. is a privately held worldwide manufacturer of PC board level interconnects. In 2005, Samtec's worldwide sales were over $265 million.
Samtec, Inc. is QS-9000 registered with a 5-A1 Dun and Bradstreet rating, the highest available to a corporation of its size. We focus on creating superior capabilities and differentiation within niche products and markets with six core values that have become our mission statement to assist us in achieving this goal. More information about our company and our products is available at www.samtec.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.