Digi-Key Corporation Named Atmel's Distributor of the Year for 2007

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 10, 2008

Digi-Key Corporation, a leading worldwide distributor of electronic components, has been awarded Atmel Corporation's (NASDAQ: ATML) prestigious Distributor of the Year Award for outstanding performance in 2007. A presentation was made at Atmel's annual sales conference.

Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service in terms of product selection, product 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.

About the award, Digi-Key President and COO Mark Larson said, "We are very honored to receive Atmel's Distributor of the Year Award. Both companies are customer-focused and committed to quality, making Digi-Key and Atmel a good match. An award that recognizes the dedication and hard work of Digi-Key's employees in serving our mutual customers is greatly appreciated."

"Digi-Key is not only our fastest growing distributor, but their success in supplying the engineering community with a record number of design and development tools is truly an indicator of why they were chosen for this award," said Dave Esto, senior director of Americas distribution for Atmel.

Atmel Corporation is a global leader in researching, designing, manufacturing and marketing advanced semiconductors, including microcontroller, nonvolatile memory, logic, secure, mixed analog/digital, radio frequency and sensor integrated circuits (ICs). These functions are marketing as standard products aimed at a wide range of applications for many customers.

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.

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