Digi-Key Corporation and Magnasphere Corporation Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - December 5, 2007

Digi-Key Corporation and Magnasphere Corporation announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement.

Magnasphere Corporation is a provider of magnetic sensor technology to the security and industrial markets. Magnasphere's patented, award-winning technology has established new industry standards for high security switch performance and ferrous proximity sensing, providing an affordable and effective alternative to reed switch and other magnetic and inductive sensor technologies.

Magnasphere products stocked by Digi-Key are featured in its print and online catalogs and are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key. The terms of this new distribution agreement will enable Digi-Key to fulfill both the prototype/design as well as the production quantity needs of its widespread customer base.

"Magnasphere's innovative magnetic sensor technology is certain to be of great interest to countless design engineers who are involved in creating many of the products of tomorrow," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. "To that end, we are very pleased to add Magnasphere Corporation to our family of supplier partners."

"We are proud to be associated with this industry leader," said Rick Kirschman, Magnasphere president. "As an important emerging technology, Magnasphere brand recognition will be greatly enhanced through its exposure to Digi-Key's vast customer base."

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.

About Magnasphere Corporation

Magnasphere Corp. is a privately held company founded in 2002 with the purpose of providing magnetic sensor technology to the residential, commercial, and federal security markets, as well as the broad industrial and commercial market place. Magnasphere represents the first significant improvement in two-wire magnetic switch and sensor technology since the introduction of the reed switch in the 1930s. Magnasphere's patented, award-winning technology establishes new industry standards for high security sensor performance while providing an affordable and more effective alternative to other magnetic switch technologies used in a variety of applications. To learn more, visit www.magnasphere.com.

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Steven G. Tsukichi
publicrelations@digikey.com

Editorial Contact for Magnasphere Corporation
Rick Kirschman
rkirschman@magnasphere.com