Digi-Key Corporation and Matrix Orbital Ink Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - October 12, 2006

Electronic component distributor Digi-Key Corporation and Matrix Orbital announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement.

Matrix Orbital engineers and manufactures innovative LCD solutions to the advanced technology, defense and aerospace industries as well as a growing list of companies that require industrial instrumentation that features digital information display.

The Matrix Orbital graphic and alphanumeric LCD modules carried by Digi-Key will be featured in both its online and print catalogs. This new distribution agreement will allow Digi-Key to fulfill both the design and production quantity needs of its customers.

"We are extremely pleased to add this innovative company to our line card and are certain its LCD solutions will be of consequential interest to our diverse customer base," said Digi-Key President and COO Mark Larson. "The intelligent serial interface technology revolutionized by Matrix Orbital will help Digi-Key’s customers develop powerful designs with easy and cost effective implementation."

"We, at Matrix Orbital, are looking forward to being represented by Digi-Key, a highly regarded company, which is the main reference for any engineering project," said Matrix Orbital President Henry Jakl. "We feel that working alongside a company with the same core values of supplying quality products, will increase our growth mutually. We are looking forward to a long and prosperous future together with them."

About Matrix Orbital

Since 1995, Matrix Orbital has engineered, manufactured and delivered innovative LCD solutions to the advanced technology, defense, and aerospace industries, and to a growing list of companies requiring industrial instrumentation featuring the ultimate digital information display. Using proprietary technology, Matrix Orbital custom manufactures LCD solutions that offer a variety of sizes, shapes, colors, functions and innovations to meet industry demand.

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.