Digi-Key Corporation and Opto Diode Corporation Announce Signing of Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - August 20, 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, and Opto Diode Corporation, a global supplier of advanced performance photodiodes and highly reliable visible and IR LEDs, today announced the companies have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute Opto Diode products to customers worldwide.

Opto Diode products are now in stock and available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites. Products from Opto Diode Corporation will also be featured in future print and online catalogs.

"Digi-Key is very pleased to announce this new distribution agreement with Opto Diode Corporation," said Dave Doherty, Digi-Key's vice president of semiconductor product. "We believe this new partnership with Opto Diode affirms Digi-Key's commitment to work with the world's leading suppliers and provide the distribution industry's widest selection of electronic components to our global customers."

"Opto Diode is looking forward to the many customer benefits of teaming with an international distributor that strives to keep all parts in stock," said Russ Dahl, general manager of Opto Diode.

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.

About Opto Diode Corporation

Opto Diode Corporation (www.optodiode.com) based in Newbury Park, California, delivers high performance, standard and custom photodetectors, and reliable, high quality infrared LEDs and visible LEDs. The company's domestic U.S. manufacturing plant includes a wafer fab and ensures delivery of volume quantities at competitive prices with short lead times. Opto Diode's rigorous quality control standards meet their customer's strictest requirements in a variety of industries, including test and measurement, biotechnology, medical, entertainment, military/defense, industrial, aerospace, automotive, R&D, and more.

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Erica Hanson
publicrelations@digikey.com

Editorial Contact for Opto Diode Corporation
Russell Dahl
Director Sales & Marketing
805-499-0335, Ext 312
russdahl@optodiode.com