Digi-Key Corporation Receives Distributor of the Year Award from Vishay Intertechnology

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 4, 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 received the Distributor of the Year award from Vishay Intertechnology, one of Digi-Key's authorized supplier partners. In addition, Digi-Key presented Vishay with a Superior Sales Performance Award. The awards were presented at the Electronic Distribution Show & Conference (EDS), held May 11 to 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Vishay presented its Vishay Americas Distributor of the Year award to Digi-Key in recognition of Digi-Key's outstanding performance.

"Vishay is very pleased to present its Distributor of the Year award to Digi-Key," said Greg Mefford, Vishay's vice president, worldwide distribution sales. "Digi-Key's exceptionally broad range of products and its world-class customer service have made it an industry leader. We are proud to partner with Digi-Key and look forward to continuing to work with them to serve end customers."

"Digi-Key is honored to be named Vishay's Distributor of the Year," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key's president and COO. "We strive to offer the best, most innovative products for our customers worldwide and are proud to offer Vishay's discrete semiconductors and passive components as part of our broad offering available for immediate off-the-shelf delivery."

Digi-Key presented its Superior Sales Performance Award to Vishay in recognition of Vishay's excellent track record of supplying its components to Digi-Key and supporting Digi-Key's successful strategy of business growth and development.

"We are happy to present our Superior Sales Performance Award to Vishay," Larson continued. "With Vishay's extensive product portfolio and commitment to quality, it has further enhanced Digi-Key's ability to meet the needs of end customers wordwide through industry-leading product availability and customer service."

"Vishay is truly grateful to receive this award from Digi-Key," said Greg Mefford, Vishay's vice president, worldwide distribution sales. "In today's world of ever-shrinking design cycles and increased competition, supply-chain excellence is essential for success, and this award recognizes that fact."

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 Vishay Intertechnology

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, MOSFETs, optoelectronics, and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, and inductors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.Vishay.com.

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
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