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

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - February 7, 2008

Electronic component distributor Digi-Key Corporation and SSI Technologies, Inc. announced today that the companies have entered into a worldwide distribution agreement.

SSI Technologies, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of sensors, sensors based monitoring and powdered metal products for the transportation, heavy equipment, manufacturing, process and many other industries and applications.

The SSI Technologies MediaSensor™ P51 pressure transducers and MediaGauge™ digital pressure gauges stocked by Digi-Key are featured in its print and online catalogs and are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key. This new distribution agreement with SSI Technologies will enable Digi-Key to fulfill both the design and production quantity needs of its diverse customer base.

"We are very pleased to add SSI Technologies to our repertoire of supplier partners," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president. "Designed for industrial and commercial applications where cost, size and performance are critical, SSI's products are certain to be of consequential interest and appeal to our customers."

"We are excited that Digi-Key, with its strong leadership position in this industry, will carry and promote SSI products as part of their comprehensive offering," said Matt Weber, vice president and general manager of SSI's Controls Division. "We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship."

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.

About SSI Technologies, Inc.

Headquartered in Janesville, Wisc., SSI Technologies, Inc. is a privately held company, which produces components such as sensors and sensor-based monitoring systems and powdered metal components for automotive and industrial applications. In addition to its headquarters in Wisconsin, SSI has sales offices in Marburg, Germany and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit SSI Technologies.