Digi-Key Corporation and Measurement Specialties Announce Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - February 17, 2009

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and TE Connectivity Measurement Specialties (NASDAQ: MEAS), a global designer of sensors and sensor-based systems, announced today that the companies have entered into an agreement for the worldwide distribution of Measurement Specialties products.

Measurement Specialties products stocked by Digi-Key include its force, piezo, position, pressure, and vibration sensors. Slated to be featured in future print and online catalogs, these products are now available on Digi-Key's global websites.

Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO, said, "With certainty that our customers will find these quality products to be of significant interest, we are very pleased to partner with Measurement Specialties and add this company to our lineup of valued manufacturers."

Glen MacGibbon, Measurement Specialties Group vice president, commented, "We have been working with Digi-Key for the past several years on our core pressure products and have been extremely impressed with its 'reach' to design engineers. This agreement will allow us to share some of our newer sensor products, which we are very excited about, with this important customer base."

About Measurement Specialties, Inc.

Measurement Specialties, Inc. (MEAS) designs and manufactures sensors and sensor-based systems to measure precise ranges of physical characteristics such as pressure, temperature, position, force, vibration, humidity, and photo optics. MEAS uses multiple advanced technologies – piezo-resistive silicon sensors, application-specific integrated circuits, micro-electromechanical systems ("MEMS"), piezoelectric polymers, foil strain gauges, force balance systems, fluid capacitive devices, linear and rotational variable differential transformers, electromagnetic displacement sensors, hygroscopic capacitive sensors, ultrasonic sensors, optical sensors, negative thermal coefficient (NTC) ceramic sensors and mechanical resonators – to engineer sensors that operate precisely and cost effectively. For more information, visit www.meas-spec.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.