Digi-Key Corporation and Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Expand Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - October 15, 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 the expansion of its distribution agreement with Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. from a North American agreement to a global agreement.

Maxim designs, manufactures, and sells high-performance semiconductor products. Maxim products stocked by Digi-Key are available on its global websites. These products are also featured in Digi-Key's print and online catalogs.

"We are very pleased to expand our agreement with Maxim," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. "Maxim's commitment to introducing innovative new products will be matched by Digi-Key's worldwide commitment to service and getting the products our customers need into their hands quickly, efficiently, and to their satisfaction."

"Our relationship with Digi-Key already benefitted North American customers," said Jason Green, Maxim's managing director of Americas sales and corporate distribution. "Given their excellent track record for customer service and delivery to their international customers, we are pleased to give them a global franchise."

About Maxim

Maxim Integrated Products is a publicly traded company that designs, manufactures, and sells high-performance semiconductor products. The company was founded over 25 years ago with the mission to deliver innovative analog and mixed-signal engineering solutions that add value to its customers' products. To date, it has developed over 6,100 products serving the industrial, communications, consumer, and computing markets. Maxim reported revenue in excess of $1.6 billion for fiscal 2009. A Fortune 100 company, Maxim is included in the Nasdaq 100, the Russell 1000, and the MSCI USA indices. For more information, go to www.maximintegrated.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.