Bourns Names Digi-Key Catalog Distributor of the Year for Europe

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - December 11, 2008

Digi-Key Corporation, renowned by design engineers for its vast product selection and product availability, was named Bourns' Catalog Distributor of the Year for Europe at a presentation held during electronica 2008, Nov. 11-14, in Munich, Germany.

"The fact that Digi-Key is rapidly growing sales in Europe in spite of difficult market conditions relies on customers understanding our unique value proposition. We are very excited to have been named Bourns' Catalog Distributor of the Year for Europe as recognition for our ability to foster demand creation," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. "It is a testament to Digi-Key's business model and our proactive business approach as well as recognition of the hard work and dedication of our employees in serving our customers."

"Digi-Key's strength is in providing a truly comprehensive range of Bourns components and is specifically focused on our new products and technologies," said Graham Maggs, Bourns' director of Distribution Sales, Europe. "Fully supporting Bourns' strategy of catalog distribution being the No.1 route to market for new product introductions, this award is fully deserved with Digi-Key's expanding European business, customers and sales growth this year."

Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products.

Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service in terms of product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Using streamlined processes and state-of-the-art technologies, Digi-Key serves a global economy from its single 600,000 square foot facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.

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.