Digi-Key Corporation Selected for Murata President's Corporate Award

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - October 10, 2006

Digi-Key Corporation was the recent recipient of the President’s Corporate Award for 2005 from Murata Manufacturing Company. Described by Murata as its "most prestigious distributor award," the award was presented by Hardy Sakamoto, president of Murata Electronics North America, on behalf of Mr. Yasutaka Murata. The presentation was made to Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO, and his management team at Digi-Key headquarters in Thief River Falls, MN, USA.

Murata selected Digi-Key from its worldwide distributor network based on its sales expansion and overall contribution to Murata. "A key initiative for Murata is to get our innovative products into the hands of design engineers quickly and efficiently," said Mr. Sakamoto. "Digi-Key has a unique capability to satisfy the needs of this important customer base."

"We are very pleased to receive this award," said Mark Larson. "Digi-Key has always been very focused on providing the electronic component needs for design engineers. The success we have had with Murata is a testament to the acceptance of their products by the design community coupled with the dedication and commitment of our staff in providing a hallmark level of service to our customers."

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.