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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Digi-Key Corporation and Opto Diode Corporation
Announce Signing of Global Distribution Agreement

Friday, August 20, 2010 - THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota and Newbury Park, California – 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 Opto Diode Corporation, a global supplier of advanced performance photodiodes and highly reliable visible and IR LEDs, today announced the companies have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute Opto Diode products to customers worldwide.

Opto Diode products are now in stock and available for purchase on Digi-Key’s global websites. Products from Opto Diode Corporation will also be featured in future print and online catalogs.

"Digi-Key is very pleased to announce this new distribution agreement with Opto Diode Corporation," said Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key’s vice president of interconnect, passive, and electromechanical product. "We believe this new partnership with Opto Diode affirms Digi-Key’s commitment to work with the world’s leading suppliers and provide the distribution industry’s widest selection of electronic components to our global customers."

"Opto Diode is looking forward to the many customer benefits of teaming with an international distributor that strives to keep all parts in stock," said Russ Dahl, general manager of Opto Diode.

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
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 1.7 million products from over 440 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 www.digikey.com.

About Opto Diode Corporation
Opto Diode Corporation (www.optodiode.com) based in Newbury Park, California, delivers high performance, standard and custom photodetectors, and reliable, high quality infrared LEDs and visible LEDs. The company’s domestic U.S. manufacturing plant includes a wafer fab and ensures delivery of volume quantities at competitive prices with short lead times. Opto Diode’s rigorous quality control standards meet their customer’s strictest requirements in a variety of industries, including test and measurement, biotechnology, medical, entertainment, military/defense, industrial, aerospace, automotive, R&D, and more.

Editorial Contact(s)

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Erica Hanson
Manager, Corporate Communications & Media Relations
218-681-8000, Ext 2247
erica.hanson@digikey.com

Editorial Contact for Opto Diode Corporation
Russell Dahl
Director Sales & Marketing
805-499-0335, Ext 312
russdahl@optodiode.com



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