Digi-Key and Comchip Ink Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - October 24, 2006

Digi-Key Corporation and Comchip Technology Corporation, a leader in the design and manufacture of SMD diodes, announced today the signing of a global distribution. One of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world, Digi-Key currently ships products to more than 140 countries.

Comchip Technology Corporation designs and manufactures switching, Schottky and Zener diodes as well as transient voltage suppressors (TVSs), transistors, ESD suppressors and more. Comchip's diodes are ideal for personal computers, digital cameras, PDAs, pagers, wires, networking and portable devices.

Comchip's general-purpose diodes, Zener diodes, diode arrays and more are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key and are featured in its print and online catalogs. This new distribution agreement with Comchip will enable Digi-Key to fulfill both the design and production quantity needs of its broad customer base.

"We are certain Comchip's products will be of great interest and appeal to our customers, and Digi-Key is pleased to announce the addition of this company to its line card," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key's president and COO.

"Comchip Technology is pleased to partner with Digi-Key Corporation and bring the latest in packaging technology to the diode marketplace," said Tony Yang, Comchip general manager. "Our ‘flat pack' SOD-323, SOD-523 and soon to be announced SOD-723 package configuration allows for state of the art assembly of high quality diode products in a RoHS or leaded solder environment. We are a leader in providing RoHS solutions without tin whisker issues."

About Comchip

Comchip Technology Corporation is the leader in design and manufacture of SMD diodes. From rectangular small signal switching, low drop-down Schottky barrier, Zener, rectifiers to custom-made high voltage or VF rectifiers, Comchip has the right diode for your application. Comchip Technology is the first manufacturer to standardize lead-free and leadless diode packaging in SOD-523F and SOD-323F sizes. Comchip's diodes are ideal for personal computers, digital cameras, PDAs, pagers, wireless, networking and portable devices.

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.