Digi-Key Corporation Signs Global Distribution Deal with Tensility International Corporation

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - March 10, 2009

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Tensility International Corporation announced today the companies have signed an agreement for the worldwide distribution of Tensility cables.

Available for purchase from Digi-Key are Tensility's 2.5 and 3.5 mm audio cables and power supply output cord cables. These products, slated to be featured in future print and online catalogs, are currently available on Digi-Key's global websites.

Applications for Tensility cables include, but are not limited to, fiber optics, data transmission, audio/video, networking/computer, telecommunications, medical, automotive, and instrumentation.

Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key vice president of interconnect, passive and electromechanical product, said, "We are very pleased to announce this new partnership with Tensility. This company's commitment to customer service makes it a good match for Digi-Key and the mutual customers we serve."

Luis Alcala, Tensility vice president of sales, commented, "We are thrilled that Digi-Key has taken on our product line. Tensility looks forward to being part of the growth and world presence that Digi-Key has so strategically put into place."

About Tensility

Headquartered in Alhambra, Calif., Tensility is a new company formed from the December 1, 2008 purchase of CUI, Inc.'s cable assembly product line. Tensility was formed to give cable assembly customers an increased level of service and responsiveness by focusing a team around the unique requirements of that product line. For more information, please visit www.tensility.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 broadest selection 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.

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Lesley Harmoning
publicrelations@digikey.com

Editorial Contact for Tensility International Corporation
Seana McKenzie
smckenzie@tensility.com