Digi-Key and Linear Technology Announce Expansion of Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - April 17, 2007

Digi-Key and Linear Technology Corporation announced today the expansion of the companies’ distribution contract from a North American contract to a global contract.

Linear Technology Corporation designs, manufactures and markets a broad line of standard high performance integrated circuits. Principal product categories include amplifiers, battery management, data converters, high frequency, interface, voltage regulators and voltage references. Applications for Linear Technology’s products include telecommunications, cellular telephones, networking products, notebook and desktop computers, video/multimedia, industrial instrumentation, automotive electronics, factory automation, process control and military and space systems.

Digi-Key Corporation is a broad-line distributor specializing in board level electronic components. The company’s focus on product selection, coupled with its commitment to stock 90 to 95 percent of the products featured in its print catalog, facilitate Digi-Key to supply a broad range of customers from numerous areas of commerce and industry around the globe.

Linear Technology Corporation products stocked by Digi-Key include a wide range of integrated circuits. These products are featured in both its print and online catalogs and are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key. The distribution agreement between Linear Technology and Digi-Key enables the distributor to fulfill the needs of its diverse customer base.

“With Digi-Key’s rapid growth in the overseas markets, we are very pleased to expand our agreement with Linear Technology,” said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. “Linear Technology’s commitment to quality and customer satisfaction makes for a valued partner, with Digi-Key passing its own brand of superior customer service on to the thousands of customers it comes in contact with every day.”

About Linear Technology Corporation

Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, California), a manufacturer of high performance linear integrated circuits, was founded in 1981, became a public company in 1986 and joined the S&P 500 index of major public companies in 2000. Linear Technology products include high performance amplifiers, comparators, voltage references, monolithic filters,, linear regulators, DC-DC converters, battery chargers, data converters, communications interface circuits, RF signal conditioning circuits and many other analog functions. Applications for Linear Technology’s high performance circuits include telecommunications, cellular telephones, networking products such as optical switches, notebook and desktop computers, computer peripherals, video/multimedia, industrial instrumentation, security monitoring devices, high-end consumer products such as digital cameras and MP3 players, complex medical devices, automotive electronics, factory automation, process control, and military and space systems. For more information, visit www.linear.com.

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.