Digi-Key Corporation and connectBlue™ Ink Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - September 24, 2008

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation announced today that is has signed a global distribution agreement with connectBlue.

connectBlue, a leading provider of wireless solutions for demanding applications, provides ready-to-use products and modules as well as custom design solutions in hardware and software based on Bluetooth, Wireless LAN and IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee technologies.

connectBlue products, available for purchase directly from Digi-Key, are featured in its online catalogs and will appear in future print catalogs.

"We are very pleased to add connectBlue to our line card," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key President and COO. "With the certainty that Digi-Key's customers will find connectBlue's market-leading wireless solutions to be of consequential interest and appeal, we look forward to this new partnership."

"With the continuously increasing demand for our wireless product range, this deal strengthens our possibility to satisfy the North American market," said Pelle Svensson, connectBlue, Inc. president. "We have found that this partnership would be particularly beneficial thanks to Digi-Key's excellent system of web based order handling and overnight deliveries."

About connectBlue

connectBlue is a leading provider of wireless solutions for demanding applications in hygiene, rough environment, mobility, control, personal safety, and security areas. Based on Bluetooth technology, Wireless LAN and 802.15.4, connectBlue provides ready-to-use products and modules as well as custom design solutions in both hardware and software. connectBlue was founded in 2000 and has offices in Malmo, Sweden and Chicago, USA. For more information, please visit www.connectblue.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.

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Steven G. Tsukichi
VP/Strategic Operations
Chief Marketing Officer
Digi-Key Corporation
Editorial Contact for connectBlue
North America:
Pelle Svensson
President
connectBlue, Inc.
312-927-5859
pelle.svensson@connectblue.com
Editorial Contact for connectBlue
Europe:
Rolf Nilsson
President
connectBlue
+46 40 6307102
rolf.nilsson@connectblue.com