Digi-Key and U.S. Sensor Sign Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - July 25, 2006

Digi-Key Corporation and U.S. Sensor Corp. today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement. Digi-Key is one of the fastest growing electronic component distributors in the world and currently ships products to more than 140 countries. U.S. Sensor is a world-class manufacturer of high quality thermistors and thermistor probes and assemblies.

U.S. Sensor’s products include NTC and PTC thermistors, which are produced using proprietary state of the art processing techniques. To maintain its competitive edge in the marketplace, U.S. Sensor continuously invests in the most advanced component manufacturing equipment as well as the research and development of innovative products and manufacturing processes.

Digi-Key offers U.S. Sensor’s thermistors, including through hole and surface mount parts with several initial resistance ratings. Other products offered include inrush current limiting thermistors and thin film resistance temperature detectors (RTDs). U.S. Sensor products will be featured in both Digi-Key’s print and online catalogs. This new distribution agreement will allow Digi-Key to fulfill both the prototype and production quantity needs of its diverse customer base.

“We are very pleased to add U.S. Sensor to our line card and are certain its products will be of great interest and appeal to our customers,” said Mark Larson, Digi-Key’s president and COO.

“U.S. Sensor is honored to partner with Digi-Key and we look forward to joining with Digi-Key in it’s tradition of excellent customer support,” said Roger Dankert, U.S. Sensor’s president.

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.

U.S. Sensor

U.S. Sensor is a world-class manufacturer of an extensive variety of the highest quality thermistors as well as thermistor probes and assemblies. Customers world-wide use U.S. Sensor thermistors in their most demanding applications.