Digi-Key Corporation and NDK Sign Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - December 5, 2006

Digi-Key Corporation and Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd. (NDK) announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement. One of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key Corporation ships products to more than 140 countries from its single facility in Minnesota USA.

Through its pursuit of quality and customer satisfaction, NDK strives to become a top-rated supplier and brand in the quartz crystal devices industry. Its products include crystal devices such as crystal units, crystal oscillators, crystal filters, ultrasonic transducers, synthetic quartz and crystal blanks.

The NDK surface mount crystals and oscillators stocked by Digi-Key will be featured in both Digi-Key’s print and online catalogs with this new distribution agreement enabling Digi-Key to fulfill both the design and production needs of its diverse customer base.

"We are certain NDK’s products will be of great interest and appeal to our customers," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key’s president and COO. "This company’s commitment to quality and customer satisfaction makes it a good match for Digi-Key, and we are very pleased to add NDK to our line card."

About NDK

NDK is the leading company of crystal industry and has eight factories, five design centers and 20 sales sites in the world. Since it succeeded in industrially manufacturing synthetic quartz crystals in 1958, NDK has been mass-producing quartz crystals of uniform high quality utilizing its own technology. Based on this experience, NDK manufactures and supplies highly accurate, highly reliable crystal products using advanced technology and thorough quality control techniques. NDK's main products are ultra-miniature crystal units, high precision crystal units for mobile communications equipment, heat and shock resistant crystal units for vehicle emission controllers, crystal oscillators, crystal filters, SAW devices and ultrasonic transducers.

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.