Digi-Key Corporation and Nearson, Inc. Announce Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - September 6, 2007

Electronic component distributor Digi-Key Corporation and Nearson, Inc. announced today that the companies have signed a global distribution agreement.

Nearson antenna products are used in many segments of the wireless communication industry, including VHF, UHF mobile radios, cellular, PCS equipment as well as ISM band wireless data WLAN applications. Its broad line of antennas is available with standard connectors or with reverse polarization connectors for compliance with FCC part 15 regulations.

Nearson products stocked by Digi-Key and featured in its print and online catalogs include several varieties of "Rubber Duck" antennas with frequency ranges from 100MHz to 5.85GHz. Digi-Key is also stocking an external multiband antenna for AMPS/GSM/DCS/PCS.

"We are very pleased to expand our antenna offering with products from Nearson," said Digi-Key President Mark Larson. "Design engineers are sure to find Nearson’s state-of-the-art antenna design compelling, and with this company’s product line being one of the broadest in the industry, we know that it is a great addition to our line card."

"We are extremely pleased on becoming an antenna supplier to Digi-Key Corporation," commented Nearson’s president, Joseph Chaio. "Digi-Key’s distribution channels and premiere reputation for quality and service enhances the overall antenna value of our RF and wireless connectivity products for customers worldwide."

About Nearson, Inc.

For over 17 years, Nearson (Springfield, Virginia) has been designing and manufacturing an environmentally safe, durable, reliable and aesthetically pleasing line of antennas for use in varying segments of the communications industry. Typical industry segments include cellular, WLAN, WiMax, RFID, DVB, land mobile, GPS, public safety, telemetry, microwave and more. Antennas designed by Nearson are used in the 100MHz-8GHz frequency spectrum. Nearson also custom designs and manufactures antennas according to customer specifications and requirements. Nearson antennas are manufactured in strict compliance with RoHS guidelines and are certified environmentally safe. For more information, visit www.nearson.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.