Digi-Key Corporation Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Carclo Technical Plastics PLC

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - May 13, 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 that a global distribution agreement has been signed with Carclo Technical Plastics PLC.

"We believe the engineering community will be excited with the lighting solutions that Carclo offers, especially in optic technology," said Mark Zack, vice president of semiconductor product, Digi-Key Corporation. "Adding Carclo is part of our ongoing commitment to reduce our customers' time to market by offering the best in lighting innovations."

"Carclo is excited by this new business venture with Digi-Key," said David Sumner, division manager, Carclo LED Optics. "Using Carclo's unparalleled quality products alongside Digi-Key's existing product range opens up opportunities for many high quality lighting solutions in the solid-state lighting sector. Digi-Key in recent years has placed a clear emphasis on lighting and has built up considerable expertise in lighting solutions of all kinds. Their reputation for supplying high quality products makes Digi-Key an important strategic partner for Carclo."

Carclo lighting solutions, including LED compatible optics and wide-range optics, are available for purchase now on Digi-Key's global websites.

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 Carclo Technical Plastics

Carclo is a highly specialized, innovative company. Their products are used in a vast array of arenas, including lighting for transport, medical, electrical and many more areas. Carclo has a vast knowledge in design and development, mechanical engineering, materials, and plastics engineering, which it uses to provide superior off-the-shelf and custom designs.

Carclo is a true global manufacturer that has over twelve self-owned manufacturing sites across the globe. These span from the United Kingdom, United States, Czech Republic, China, and India. Carclo Optics has already been accredited with BS EN ISO 9001 and by offering a full package of products and services, has created a unique position for itself. The company is well placed to meet the growing demands of this expanding industry.