Digi-Key Corporation and ITT Cannon Sign Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - January 21, 2011

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 ITT Cannon, a leading global manufacturer of reliable, innovative connectors, today announced the two companies have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute ITT Cannon's products to customers worldwide.

Products from ITT Cannon are now available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites and will be featured in future print and online catalogs. ITT Cannon connectors are defined by a legacy of nearly a century of interconnect science.

"Digi-Key is very pleased to announce this new partnership with ITT Cannon," said Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key vice president of interconnect, passive, and electromechanical products. "We support ITT Cannon's ability to add new product innovations and appreciate their commitment to quality. They are a good match for Digi-Key's goal of providing our customers with superior service, which includes product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness."

"Digi-Key is a valuable addition to ITT Cannon's sales channel, as we continue our strategy of providing innovative interconnect solutions into new and exciting applications. We look forward to supporting our customers through the comprehensive Digi-Key sales and marketing infrastructure," said James Herman, VP of Global Sales at ITT Interconnect Solutions.

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 facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.

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.

About ITT Cannon

Cannon (Santa Ana, California) is a division of ITT Interconnect Solutions which has defined a legacy of interconnect science spanning nearly a century with billions of products sold. Their timeline of 90 years uniquely defines a historical reference of interconnect firsts, such as audio connectors, aviation circulars, and D-subs, along with many other advancements in interconnect science. They are a technology leader showcasing a portfolio of creativity in products which have become commonplace in a broad collection of markets including: Military, Aerospace, Industrial, Medical, Energy, Transportation, Telecom, Computer, Consumer, and Automotive. At ITT Interconnect Solutions, they truly are "Engineered for Life™."