Digi-Key Corporation and Orion Fans Sign Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - May 4, 2011

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 signed a global distribution agreement with Orion Fans.

Orion Fans' products will be available on Digi-Key's portfolio of global websites. Orion Fans' entire thermal management portfolio, including AC fans, DC fans, fan trays, fan accessories, and blowers will be included in the distribution agreement.

"We are pleased to announce Orion as an addition to our supplier product lines," said Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key's vice president of interconnect, passive, and electromechanical product. "Orion Fans' AC and DC fans and fan tray products will fulfill an increasing demand for quality cooling products. There is no doubt our customer base will benefit from the expanded options that this agreement makes possible."

"Our distribution agreement with Digi-Key will enhance Orion Fans' reputation for having some of the shortest lead times in the thermal management industry," said Bob Knight, president of Orion Fans/Knight Electronics. "Digi-Key's expertise in logistics and quality customer service will help us provide innovative thermal management solutions to current and future customers."

For more information about Orion's comprehensive line of AC and DC fans, fan accessories, fan trays, and blowers, visit on the web at http://www.orionfans.com/.

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 Orion Fans

Orion Fans (Dallas, Texas), a division of Knight Electronics, Inc. is an ISO9001:2008 global manufacturer of standard and custom AC and DC fans, fan accessories, fan trays, and blowers. Established in 1995, Orion Fans supplies quality engineered and competitively priced cooling products and assemblies to OEMs worldwide. The company has engineering and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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.