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Digi-Key Corporation Expands Global Distribution Agreement with Altera®
to Include Asia Pacific Region

Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA — February 23, 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, announced today the expansion of its global distribution agreement with Altera® Corporation to include the Asia Pacific region.

"We are very excited to extend our relationship with Altera to the Asia Pacific region," said Dave Doherty, Digi-Key's vice president of semiconductor product. "Altera's accelerated growth with Digi-Key in Japan and Europe gives us confidence that we can reach an expanded customer base with Altera's leadership products in Asia as well."

Digi-Key stocks Altera's FPGAs, CPLDs, cable programming accessories, general embedded development boards and kits, and more. Products in stock are featured in Digi-Key's print and online catalogs and are available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites.

"Altera is excited to extend its product offerings through Digi-Key to customers across the globe," said Steve McMinn, Altera's vice president of worldwide channel sales. "Altera's partnership with Digi-Key is based on each company's commitment to provide high-quality products and outstanding service to our customers."

With the invention of the world's first programmable logic device in 1983, Altera has become the pioneer of programmable logic solutions. Altera products are offered in conjunction with software tools, intellectual property and customer support to provide high-value programmable solutions to customers worldwide.

About Digi-Key

As one of the world's fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key Corporation has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. Digi-Key is a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than 1.5 million products from over 400 quality name-brand manufacturers. A testament to Digi-Key's unparalleled commitment to service, North American design engineers have ranked Digi-Key #1 for Overall Performance for 18 consecutive years (EE Times Distribution Study/August 2009). Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at

Editorial Contact:

Digi-Key Corporation
Erica Hanson
Media Communications Specialist
218-681-8000, Ext 2247

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