Digi-Key and Amphenol Sine Systems Announce Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - January 19, 2010

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 Amphenol Sine Systems today announced the companies have signed an agreement for the worldwide distribution of Sine Systems interconnect products.

Sine Systems products stocked by Digi-Key are now available for purchase and immediate shipment on Digi-Key's global websites. Additionally, these products are slated to be featured in future print and online catalogs.

Amphenol Sine Systems is part of the IMA&I Group, a division of Amphenol Corporation that is responsible for creating a diversified presence in high-growth segments of the interconnect market, specifically military, aerospace, and industrial applications.

"Digi-Key is very pleased to add Amphenol Sine Systems to our repertoire of supplier partners," said Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key vice president of interconnect, passive, and electromechanical products. "Drawing on the extensive resources of Amphenol Corporation, Amphenol Sine Systems provides products that set the standards for performance, reliability and cost effectiveness. We are certain Digi-Key customers worldwide will find these products to be of consequential interest and appeal."

"We at Amphenol Sine Systems pride ourselves on our relationships with our customers, going all the way back to 1967," said Wayne Spence, business unit director, Amphenol Sine Systems, Michigan. "Having built up that reputation, we need a distributor who could match that, and Digi-Key Corporation more than fits the bill. With their customer-focused distribution and high-ranking customer service, we felt it was a win-win situation for all of our efforts moving forward. With the new releases of both of our AT Series' and M23 Connectors, we are more than confident Digi-Key's excellent personnel and sales staff with take care of all of our needs while maintaining our reputation."

About Amphenol Sine Systems

Amphenol Sine Systems is a division of Amphenol Corporation, one of the largest interconnects solution suppliers in the world. With sales in excess of $3.2 billion in 2008 and projected growth in 2009, Amphenol Corporation and all its subsidiaries design, manufacture and market electrical, electronic, and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems, and coaxial and specialty cable. Amphenol Sine Systems' engineers design innovative combinations of industry standard connectors and application-specific shielding components to create assembly systems that set the standards for performance, reliability, and cost effectiveness. For more information, visit www.sineco.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.

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
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