American Portwell Inks Global Distribution Agreement with Digi-Key

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - November 6, 2013

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with American Portwell, an industry leader in embedded computing and a Premier member of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance.

American Portwell Technology, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc., and is committed to high standards and engineering excellence. The company's extensive product portfolio includes single-board computers, embedded computers, specialty computer platforms, rack-mount computers, communication appliances, and human-machine interfaces.

"We are pleased to add American Portwell to our expansive line card," said Mark Zack, vice president, global semiconductor product at Digi-Key. "Their quality single-board computing solutions add depth to our existing line-up and provide impressive value for our global customer base. We look forward to the mutual growth of this partnership."

American Portwell provides both off-the-shelf and versatile custom solutions for applications in the medical equipment, factory automation, retail automation, semiconductor equipment, financial automation, mission critical and network security markets.

"This is an exciting opportunity for American Portwell Technology," confirms Allen Lee, American Portwell Technology's president and CEO. "Digi-Key has extensive resources and well-established support systems to service a diverse set of customers. We believe that Digi-Key is the perfect partner for us to expand the reach not only in our existing market, but also into new markets."

These exciting products from American Portwell are available now by visiting any of Digi-Key's global websites.

About American Portwell Technology

American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the embedded computing market and a Premier member of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of PICMG computer boards, embedded computer boards and systems, rackmount systems and network appliances for both OEMs and ODMs. American Portwell is an ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 14001:2004 certified company. The company is located in Fremont, California.

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.