Panasonic Electric Works Corporation of America Names Digi-Key Corporation Catalog Distributor of the Year 2008

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 18, 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, announced today it has received the award for Catalog Distributor of the Year 2008 from Panasonic Electric Works Corporation of America.

The announcement was made at EDS 2009, held recently in Las Vegas, by Daniel Litts, president of Panasonic Electric Works Corporation of America. The award was granted to Digi-Key for best catalog sales performance for 2008.

Mr. Litts said, "It's an honor to be aligned with such an industry leader. Digi-Key continues to increase its value to our customers by offering a diverse inventory selection, a commitment to new product introductions and world-class design services. Their industry recognition allows us a tremendous opportunity to broaden our reach to a very diversified and deep customer base."

Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO, said, "Digi-Key is honored to receive this recognition from Panasonic Electronic Works of America. Awards such as this attest to the dedication and purposeful efforts of Digi-Key's employees. We look forward to continued successes in 2009 and beyond."

Panasonic Electric Works products are featured in Digi-Key's print and online catalogs and are available for purchase via telephone, fax, and through its global websites.

About Panasonic Electric Works

Panasonic Electric Works Corporation of America is a market leader in relay, sensor and switching technology. Products include signal, power, PhotoMOS™. Solid state and high frequency relays as will as automotive products including power relays, electric vehicle relays and automotive switches. Panasonic Electric Works also markets a range of snap-action switches; motion, light and pressure sensors for safety and energy conservation; and acceleration sensors for mobile devices. Panasonic Electric Works is also a leader in the development of MEMS devices and MIPTEC, a MEMS processing technology. Panasonic Electric Works Corporation of America is a US subsidiary of Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd. For more information, visit pewa.panasonic.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.