Digi-Key Corporation and Artaflex Announce Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - February 12, 2008

Digi-Key Corporation and Artaflex announced today that the companies have entered into a global agreement for the distribution of Artaflex's WirelessUSB™ modules.

Utilizing Cypress' award-winning WirelessUSB radio system-on-a-chip devices, Artaflex's modules are an ideal choice for industrial and home automation applications, offering superior performance in the areas of power consumption, data rate, noise immunity, and range.

Artaflex modules stocked by Digi-Key are featured in its print and online catalogs and are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key. This new distribution agreement will enable Digi-Key to fulfill both the prototype and production quantity requirements of its diverse customer base.

"We are thrilled to expand our wireless portfolio with Artaflex's modules," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. "We are certain the quality and time to market appeal of these products will be of consequential interest to the numerous design engineers who will seek to incorporate Artaflex's modules into their designs."

"Recognized worldwide as a quality distributor that is easy to do business with, Digi-Key is an ideal choice for making Artaflex modules available to customers across the globe," said Gerry Iuliano, president of Artaflex. "Artaflex is very pleased to engage with a supply chain partner so successful at providing the right product at the right time to its customer base."

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.

About Artaflex Modules

Artaflex offers customers a time to market advantage by providing customers with agency pre-certified wireless modules that simplify the design and implementation of wireless communication in their products. Artaflex modules are an ideal choice for industrial and home automation applications, offering superior performance in the areas of power consumption, data rate, noise immunity, and range. To complement its module offering, Artaflex offers hardware/firmware design services for customers who prefer a customized and/or turnkey solution. For more information, visit Artaflex Inc..

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

Editorial Contact for Artaflex
Jamie Allan
jamie_allan@artaflex.com