Digi-Key Corporation Inks Deal with Knott Systems, Inc. to Distribute Development Kit

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - March 20, 2007

Digi-Key Electronics announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement with Knott Systems, Inc.

One of the world’s fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key will serve as a distributor for Knott System’s Cyclone™ II PCI Express development kit. This development board provides a hardware platform for developing and prototyping PCI Express, double data rate 2 (DDR2) SDRAM and the 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface. Based on Cyclone™ II FPGAs and using Altera® MegaCore® functions on the user’s own IP. Cyclone II EP2C35 PCI Express development board allows users to solve design problems that typically require time-consuming and custom solutions quickly. The development kit will be featured in both Digi-Key’s print and online catalogs.

“We are very pleased to add Knott Systems, Inc. to our line card,” said Mark Larson, Digi-Key’s president and COO. “We are certain that the features of this development kit will be of consequential interest and appeal to design engineers around the globe.”

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.