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Digi-Key Corporation Announces Exclusive Partnership with
Comair Rotron Shanghai

Thief River Falls, Minnesota (USA) — January 26, 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 the company has been selected as the master distributor for North America by Comair Rotron Shanghai Fan Co. Ltd.

Digi-Key also announces available stock on a select offering of Comair Rotron's DC fans and blowers. These products are available for immediate shipment and can be purchased on Digi-Key's global websites. Additionally, look for the availability of Comair Rotron's AC products in the second quarter of 2010. At that time, Comair Rotron's line will be available in prototype and production quantities on Digi-Key's websites. These products will also be featured in future print and online catalogs.

Since its early beginnings as Rotron in 1947, Comair Rotron has set the worldwide standard in the design of forced air electronic component cooling devices. Sold around the globe, Comair Rotron AC and DC fans and blowers serve a wide variety of market segments and can be found in the following applications: network servers, telecommunications equipment, electronic cabinetry, computers and peripherals, and laboratory equipment. As of October 14, 2008, Comair Rotron, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of W.E.T. Automotive Systems AG.
  Comair Rotron Fan

Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key's vice president of interconnect, passive, and electromechanical product said, "We are very excited to play a key role in this new beginning for Comair Rotron and make its quality, standard-setting products available once again to customers throughout North America and around the globe."

Comair Rotron North American Sales Director Mike Barr added, "At Comair Rotron, we, too, are excited about this partnership with Digi-Key. Digi-Key's commitment to superior service through product selection, availability, and responsiveness makes this distributor the perfect vehicle for Comair Rotron's re-emerging product line. We are confident Digi-Key will get Comair Rotron products back into the hands of engineers and purchasing agents quickly and as is Digi-Key's way, to the complete satisfaction of its customers."

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 Contacts:

Digi-Key Corporation
Lesley Harmoning
Manager, Advertising
Tel: 218-681-8000, Ext 1656

Comair Rotron Shanghai Fan Co., Ltd.
Mike Barr
North American Sales Director
Tel: 479-426-5521

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