Digi-Key Corporation Named 2009 Global Catalog Distributor of the Year by Tyco Electronics

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - April 26, 2010

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has received the 2009 Global Catalog Distributor of the Year award from Tyco Electronics.

This is the first award Tyco Electronics has presented to Digi-Key in recognition of the company's global distribution of Tyco Electronics products. Digi-Key received the award based on sales growth performance, demand identification and creation, customer expansion, cash improvements and cost reductions/operation efficiency gains.

"We are honored to receive this award from Tyco Electronics," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key's president and COO. "As a global distributor, Digi-Key is committed to maintaining the highest levels in the industry of in-stock product available to our customers worldwide. This award confirms Digi-Key's ability to meet and exceed our goal to provide the best possible service to our global customers by offering top-quality products from world-leading suppliers like Tyco Electronics."

Digi-Key has distributed Tyco Electronics products since 1984. Tyco Electronics products are available for purchase on global websites and are featured in Digi-Key's print and online catalogs.

"Digi-Key has a longstanding partnership with Tyco Electronics. For the past 25 years we have cultivated our relationship with Tyco Electronics, and we are privileged to support them by distributing their quality products to our customers worldwide," said Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key's vice president of interconnect, passive and electromechanical product. "We value this relationship and are proud to be named Tyco Electronics' Global Catalog Distributor of the Year."

Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service, which includes product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Using leading-edge processes and state-of-the-art technologies, Digi-Key serves a global customer base from its 600,000 square foot facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.

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
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