Digi-Key Corporation and Conec Sign Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - August 1, 2006

Digi-Key Corporation and Conec announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement. Conec is a developer and manufacturer of connectors for the electronics and communications industries. Digi-Key is one of the world’s fastest growing electronic component distributors, currently shipping product to more than 140 countries around the globe.

Digi-Key is stocking a large variety of Conec’s D-Sub, including filtered D-Subs, combination D-Subs, water sealed D-Subs, D-Sub hoods and accessories. Other high-end connector systems, such as AdvancedTCA Zone 1 Power Connectors and CompactPCI are also available. Conec’s products will be featured in Digi-Key’s print and online catalogs with this new distribution agreement enabling Digi-Key to fulfill both the prototype and production needs of its widespread customer base.

A leading connector manufacturer, Conec develops, produces and markets connectors worldwide to the electronic industry in the telecom/communications, medical, industrial, instrumentation and automotive industry. Conec is committed to contribute to progress in interconnect technology and to satisfy its customers through innovation, quality manufacturing and superior service. Conec is certified under ISO 9001, QS-9000, ISO/TS 16949, and is CSA/UL/VDE approved.

“We are extremely pleased to add Conec to our line card and broaden our current connector offering with its new products,” said Mark Larson, Digi-Key’s president and COO. “Conec’s commitment to quality and service make this company a great match for Digi-Key.”

“We are extremely delighted to add Digi-Key to our distribution network,” said Dolphy Schwarz, Conec’s president of North American operations. “Digi-Key’s global presence and world-class reputation in service to design and manufacturing segments allows us to expand our reach into these markets.”

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 Conec

Conec designs and manufactures a wide variety of electronic connector products and has been providing high quality products and technical solutions to the global engineering community since 1978 and is one of the world’s leading providers of EMI/Filter interconnect, water resistant and environmentally sealed, I/O, ATCA, CompactPCI, DIN, RF and Fiber Optic Interconnect products. Conec prides itself with having one of the most technical advanced in house test laboratories, allowing accurate testing and measurement of its products. Conec’s global presence, reputation for world-class quality and customer service provides customer satisfaction. To learn more about Conec, please visit our Web site at www.conec.com.