Digi-Key and SMC Corporation of America Ink Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - November 14, 2006

Digi-Key Corporation, one of the world's fastest growing electronic component distributors, and SMC Corporation of America announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement.

SMC is the world's largest manufacturer of pneumatic automation products. Its complete range of pneumatic and electrical components includes actuators, valves, vacuum and air preparation. SMC products are engineered to meet applications in every sector of the market, from semiconductor to automotive and medical to petroleum.

SMC products stocked by Digi-Key include pressure switches, vacuum switches, digital pressure regulators, digital flow switches and accessories. These products are available directly from Digi-Key and are featured in its print and online catalogs.

"We are pleased to add SMC to our line card, and we are certain its products will be of great interest and appeal to our diverse customer base," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO.

This new distribution agreement with SMC will enable Digi-Key to fulfill both the design and production quantity needs of its customers.

About SMC Corporation

SMC Corporation of America is part of a global organization that supports its customers in every industrialized country and is the US manufacturing subsidiary of SMC Corporation based in Japan. Since its establishment, SMC has always been a leader in pneumatic technology, providing industry with technology and products to support automation based on the guiding principle of "contributing to automation labor savings in the industry." SMC offers technology accumulated through the years, engineers that bring to life in new products production capacity that can deliver a variety of products in a short time and an extensive sales network in the US and throughout the world. With its goal of ever more advanced automation and using its many achievements as a base, SMC continues to develop high quality, highly reliable products to contribute to automation in industry as well as familiar areas of everyday life.

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.