Knutson Earns Digi-Key-Sponsored AAS Electronic Technology Marketing Degree from NCTC

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - July 29, 2010

Digi-Key Corporation today announced that Cody Knutson was a recent recipient of an associate of applied science degree in Electronic Technology Marketing from Northland Community and Technical College. An employee since August 2003, Knutson is employed as a sales representative at Digi-Key.

The company-sponsored degree Knutson earned began with the completion of Technology I and II, 9- and 10-credit programs, which, when combined with 12 credits from Digi-Key-specified general education and business elective courses, resulted in an Electronic Technology Marketing diploma. After earning an additional 30 credits, a combination of 24 general education and six elective credits, Knutson was granted the AAS degree.

Digi-Key University (DKU) educational programs are the result of a partnership between Digi-Key and the Center for Outreach and Innovation at NCTC. The only prerequisite for participation in DKU educational programs is that the participant has been employed beyond Digi-Key's initial three-month introductory period.

According to Digi-Key President Mark Larson, the company's educational programs have been very successful for both Digi-Key and its participating employees. "Through these programs, Digi-Key has gained employees who are more knowledgeable and business savvy," he said. "They are also more confident, having gained enormous amounts of self-satisfaction from their accomplishments. We are very pleased to sponsor programs such as these that result in positive benefits for both the company and our employees."

For more information about career options at Digi-Key or to learn more about the Digi-Key University program, visit www.digikey.com/careers.

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.


Digi-Key President and COO Mark Larson (right) congratulates Digi-Key sales representative Cody Knutson (left) for receiving an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronic Technology Marketing from Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. Knutson earned the degree through Digi-Key University, a company-sponsored education program available to eligible Digi-Key employees.

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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