Digi-Key Corporation Announces Sponsorship of DLP-232PC Design Contest

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - September 25, 2008

Digi-Key Corporation announced today that it has joined with Future Technology Devices International, Ltd. in the sponsorship of DLP Design's DLP-232PC Design Contest.

Engineers worldwide are invited to pit their design skills against their colleagues to come up with the smallest, lowest-cost, and most innovative design using DLP's tiny USB-to-microcontroller module. The DLP-232PC offers 14 I/O channels (eight can be configured for analog input) and USB communication with a host PC at up to 460K baud.

Start date for the contest is October 1, and the end date for submissions is January 15, 2009. The grand prize is a 65-inch Hi-Def LCD television or $5,000 cash. Other prizes include a Dell XPS M1730 laptop with 17-inch Hi-Def screen or $2,500 cash; Dell Latitude laptop or $1,300 cash; and three prizes of a 16GB iPod Touch or $400 cash.

Additional information, including specific rules, judging criteria, and a downloadable Contest Registration form, can be found at www.dlpdesign.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.