Digi-Key Corporation Signs Global Distribution Agreement with CR Magnetics, Inc.

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - October 3, 2006

Digi-Key Corporation and CR Magnetics today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement.

CR Magnetics is a manufacturer of current, voltage, power and frequency transducers, relays, current transformers, hall effect sensors and other devices. Digi-Key Corporation is one of the world's fastest growing distributors of electronic components and currently ships product to more than 140 countries around the globe.

Under the terms of this new distribution agreement, CR Magnetic products are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key and featured in the company's print and online catalogs. This agreement will enable Digi-Key to fulfill both the design and production quantity needs of its diverse customer base.

"We welcome CR Magnetics to our supplier partner roster," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key's president and COO. "I am certain its product line will be of consequential interest and appeal to Digi-Key's customers."

"CR Magnetics is excited to be part of the Digi-Key family," said Dave Forsythe, CR Magnetics' general manager. "Digi-Key's global reach and world-class customer service can only help CR Magnetics to continue to provide quality instrumentation components."

About CR Magnetics

CR Magnetics, Inc. specializes in the design and manufacturing of electrical monitoring products including transducers, relays, current transformers and current indicators, creating sensor solutions for industry in the United States and throughout the world.

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.

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Steven G. Tsukichi
publicrelations@digikey.com

Editorial Contact for CR Magnetics
Jenny Leslie
jenny@crmagnetics.com