Digi-Key Corporation and Airpax Sign Global Distribution Deal

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - October 9, 2007

Digi-Key Corporation and Airpax announced today that the companies have entered into a worldwide distribution agreement. One of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world, Digi-Key Corporation ships products to more than 140 countries from its facility in Thief River Falls, Minn.

Airpax is a leading manufacturer of circuit protection, sensing and control components, modules and systems. Products include circuit breakers and protectors, bimetal thermostats, temperature sensors, speed and position sensors, fuses, switches, modular distribution systems, and protected battery disconnects. Markets include telecommunications, industrial, recreational vehicles, HVACR, marine, military, medical, information processing, electronic power supply, power generation, over-the-road trucks, construction, agricultural and alternative energy applications.

Airpax products stocked by Digi-Key are featured in its print and online catalogs and are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key.

"With certainty that our customers will find Airpax products to be of consequential interest and appeal, we are very pleased to add this company to our line card," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president. "Like Digi-Key, Airpax is committed to world-class customer service, making our two companies a good match."

"We are extremely delighted to add Digi-Key as a key partner in the distribution of our products to our customers," said Don Pruitt, Airpax vice president of sales. "The strength of Digi-Key will also expose the Airpax product line to many new customers as well, which will increase both companies' sales and market share. Digi-Key is world class, and this partnership is a great fit for both companies."

This new distribution agreement with Airpax will enable Digi-Key to fulfill both the design and production quantity requirements of its diverse customer base.

About Airpax

A privately held company, Airpax Corporation is headquartered in Cambridge, Md. With global facilities located in Frederick, Md., Oviedo, Fla., Brownsville, Tex., and St. Paul, Minn. in the USA along with Matamoras, Mexico, Shanghai, China, and Sakado-shi,Saitama-ken, Japan. Airpax products include hydraulic-magnetic circuit breakers and protectors, bimetal thermostats, temperature sensors, DC to AC inverters, speed and position sensors, fuses, switches, modular distribution systems, protected battery disconnects, and E-Plex multiplex monitoring and control systems and modules. Markets include telecommunications, industrial, recreational vehicles, HVACR, marine, military, medical, information processing, electronic power supply, power generation, over-the-road trucks, construction, agriculture, and alternative energy applications. For more information, visit www.airpaxcorp.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.