Digi-Key Corporation and FlexiPanel Sign Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - January 16, 2007

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

FlexiPanel develops wireless ZigBee and Bluetooth solutions. FlexiPanel provides a seamless wireless integration solution for developers of not only Microchip MCUs but also developers who are not generally familiar with RF. Flexipanel's products provide a simple path to add ZigBee or Bluetooth to an existing or new product and reduce the design/software knowledge requirement by including the ZigBee and Bluetooth software stacks on the MCUs.

FlexiPanel products stocked by Digi-Key include ZigBee modules, USB ZigBee adapters, Bluetooth modules and Toothpick modules. Also stocked are Bluetooth and EasyBee evaluation boards. These products are available directly from Digi-Key and are featured in both its print and online catalogs. This new distribution agreement with FlexiPanel will enable Digi-Key to fulfill both the design and production requirements of its diverse customer base.

"We are certain that FlexiPanel's products will be of great interest and appeal to our customers, and we are very pleased to add this innovative company to our line card," said Digi-Key President and COO Mark Larson.

"An alliance with a truly global distributor is tremendously valuable to us," added Richard Hoptroff, managing director of FlexiPanel. "Great products are nothing unless customers can access them anywhere, anytime, and Digi-Key can make that happen."

About FlexiPanel

FlexiPanel designs and manufactures value-added RF modules and specializes in off-the-shelf solutions for OEMs, which include all RF circuitry, including antennas, and FCC/CE certifications. The aim is to make RF integration easy. FlexiPanel is also a leading provider of Bluetooth and ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 modules. The company regularly patents key aspects of its designs and is continually reinvesting in order to diversify its offering of modular electronics products. FlexiPanel is based in London, England with distributors throughout America, Europe and Asia.

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.