Digi-Key Corporation and Littelfuse Expand Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - May 10, 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, today announced it has signed an expanded global distribution agreement with Littelfuse, a pioneer in the circuit protection industry. The expanded distribution agreement will allow Digi-Key to distribute Littelfuse product to North America, Europe, Hong Kong (China), Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and India.

"By expanding our distribution agreement, Digi-Key is now able to provide Littelfuse products to engineers and purchasers around the globe," said Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key's vice president of interconnect, passive, and electromechanical product. "We are confident Digi-Key customers worldwide will benefit from this agreement."

Digi-Key stocks Littelfuse fuses, fuseholders, TVS diodes, thyristors, varistors, silicon protection arrays and other circuit protection devices. Littelfuse products in stock are featured in Digi-Key's print and online catalogs and are available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites.

"For over 27 years, Digi-Key has been an important partner with Littelfuse," said Littelfuse Vice President of Global Electronics Sales, Deepak Nayar. "Digi-Key's reach and credibility among engineering communities has helped Littelfuse achieve recognition as the top circuit protection brand in North America. The extension of the Digi-Key and Littelfuse agreement expands market opportunities for both companies and offers more options for electronics manufacturers worldwide."

Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service, which includes product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Using leading-edge processes and state-of-the-art technologies, Digi-Key serves a global customer base from its 600,000 square-foot (55,741 square-meters) facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.

About Littelfuse

As the worldwide leader in circuit protection products and solutions with annual sales of $430.1 million in 2009, the Littelfuse portfolio is backed by industry-leading technical support, design and manufacturing expertise. Littelfuse products are vital components in virtually every product that uses electrical energy, including automobiles, computers, consumer electronics, handheld devices, industrial equipment and telecom/datacom circuits. Littelfuse offers Teccor®, Wickmann® and Pudenz® brand circuit protection products. In addition to its Chicago, Illinois, world headquarters, Littelfuse has sales, distribution, manufacturing and engineering facilities in Brazil, Canada, China, England, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and the US. For more information, please visit Littelfuse's web site at www.littelfuse.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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