Digi-Key Corporation Launches Official Website for China at www.digikey.cn

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - September 30, 2008

Digi-Key Corporation announced today the recent launching of its website for China. The official Digi-Key Chinese website can only be found at www.digikey.cn. Fully translated into simplified Chinese, this new website provides design engineers with access to a broad inventory of electronic components along with the information they need to make important purchasing decisions.

To best serve its customers in China, Digi-Key provides regional support with sales, customer service, and technical staff located at a Customer Support Center in Hong Kong. Offering additional support as needed, Digi-Key's headquarters facility in the US is continuously staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

"We are very pleased to introduce our website for China," Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO, said. "To complement www.digikey.cn, a print catalog, which features our stocking products, will be available later this year. We look forward to the opportunity to prove Digi-Key's value to design engineers in China through the services we provide."

Digi-Key Corporation is an authorized distributor for nearly 400 of the world's most trusted manufacturers, including Analog Devices, AVX, International Rectifier, Linear Technology, Maxim, Microchip, Murata, National Semiconductor, NXP, Panasonic, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, and Vishay.

Beyond Digi-Key's broad product offering, visitors to www.digikey.cn will find an abundance of technical information, including its extensive library of more than 300 exclusive PTM Online... On Demand® product training modules. These web-based learning tools, created in cooperation with Digi-Key's supplier partners, contain in-depth technical information and are designed to provide viewers with a better understanding of the featured technologies and their applications. Each PTM also features a parts list with links to product information pages where the user can place an order as well as access specifications, pricing and availability information, available product photos and technical drawings, and datasheets.

Since Digi-Key got its start in 1972, its focus has been providing its customers with the best possible service by way of product offering, product availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Currently, Digi-Key offers more than 300,000 products, which are in stock and ready for immediate shipment to its customers.

In addition to this broad stocking inventory, www.digikey.cn provides pricing and technical data for an additional nearly 1.2 million products. "While we do not support these products with inventory," Larson said, "they can readily be ordered, which significantly expands our customers' choices. Every effort is made to present these products with accurate lead-time information, which is based on supplier information as well as Digi-Key's historical experience. This enables the customer to make an informed decision prior to placing his order."

Digi-Key ships all of its orders from its Product Distribution Center in Thief River Falls, Minn., USA, where state-of-the-art order management technologies enable the company to ship more than 99 percent of its orders the same day. From Thief River Falls, orders are flown directly to a major United Parcel Service (UPS) hub, where, within a matter of hours, they are shipped to Asia and Europe for delivery to customers within several days, dependent on customer location.

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.

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