Digi-Key Receives 2011 Premier Distributor for Operational Excellence and Dedication Award from Lumex

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 8, 2012

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it was named the 2011 Premier Distributor for Operational Excellence and Dedication by Lumex.

"At Lumex, we work hard to stay on top of trends to develop technologies best suited for evolving market needs," explained Chong Kim, business unit manager at Lumex. "We simply could not achieve this without Digi-Key's operational excellence and proactive dedication which ensure these technologies are skillfully presented in key markets. It is with heartfelt gratitude that we honor their achievement."

The award was presented May 9, 2012 during EDS in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"The realm of opto-electronics is one of the fastest-growing in the industry. Lumex is a top manufacturer of these innovative lighting solutions," said Mark Zack, vice president, semiconductor product at Digi-Key. "We look forward to continued growth of this partnership in 2012 and are pleased to accept this award."

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.