Digi-Key Corporation and Schaffner EMC Announce Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - December 16, 2008

Schaffner EMC, a leading provider of EMI/RFI components and solutions for power quality, and Digi-Key Corporation, an industry leader known for the breadth and availability of its product line, announced today that the companies have entered into a global agreement for the distribution of Schaffner's full line of EMC and power quality products, such as chokes, filters, pulse transformers, and feedthrough components.

Schaffner products, now available on Digi-Key's websites, will be featured in future print catalogs.

Alexander Hagemann, CEO of Schaffner EMC, said, "We needed a distribution partner that matched the requirements of our growing worldwide customer base. Digi-Key's commitment to servicing its international customers, along with its highly efficient internal processes, enables us to quickly integrate our product line into its network and start delivering products to customers around the globe."

Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO, noted, "Although our selection of electronic components is extensive, Schaffner's reputation for quality and its EMI/RFI components make this company unique. Designers throughout the automotive, medical, consumer, telecom and other industries we target will benefit from the Schaffner products we now offer."

About Schaffner EMC

Schaffner EMC, Inc. is an international leader electromagnetic compatibility and power quality. It offers the world's largest range of EMI components and EMC modules, which guarantee smooth and efficient interaction of electric and electronic systems, as well as power magnetics, reactors, and transformers. The company focuses on high-growth sectors such as the automotive industry, building automation, industrial electronics, consumer goods, aerospace, medical technology, power supply systems, telecommunications, transportation and alternative energy production. For more information, visit www.schaffner.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.