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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Digi-Key Corporation Inks Global Distribution Agreement
with Everlight Electronics

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA and Tucheng, Taipei, TW--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 Everlight Electronics Co. Ltd. have inked a global distribution agreement.

Everlight Electronics manufactures through-hole and surface mounted LEDs, optical sensors and infrared components, and state-of-the-art lighting fixtures and digital LED displays.

“With this agreement, Digi-Key has recognized our customer’s strong demand for Everlight products,” said Mark Zack, vice president, semiconductors, Digi-Key Corporation. “By offering Everlight’s top quality LED and lighting solutions, we are able to meet the design and supply chain needs of the engineering and purchasing communities.”

“Our customers expect worldwide availability and support for our products. We are convinced that Digi-key is a strong partner for the broadening of our sales channels. Digi-Key’s position as a premier online catalog and e-commerce distributor allows both Everlight and Digi-Key the opportunity to serve an expanding global customer base. Digi-Key's ability to quickly deliver Everlight products to design engineers around the world supports our commitment to meet the design needs of a diverse customer base through an extremely easy-to-use and flexible channel,” said Bernd Kammerer, general manager of sales and marketing, Everlight Electronics.

Everlight’s lighting solutions are available for purchase now on Digi-Key’s global websites.

As the leading integrated Internet-based distributor, information about and inventory of millions of products is accessible to customers around the globe, with all products shipped from Digi-Key’s single, North American location. The company’s integrated business model provides product and support information online to help put engineers and procurement professionals in control as they solve tough product development challenges.

The company’s online offerings and resources include: an interactive online catalog; PTM Online…On Demand® product training modules; TechZoneSM technology zones; Another Geek Moment videos; Digi-Key toolbar; PurchasingPro for electronics buyers; TechXchange; a Mobile and Social Center; and a Reference Design Library.

About Digi-Key Corporation

As one of the world’s leading totally integrated, Internet-based distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key Corporation has earned its reputation as an electronics 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 two million products from over 470 quality name-brand manufacturers at www.digikey.com. A testament to Digi-Key’s unparalleled commitment to service, North American design engineers have ranked Digi-Key as the #1 Most Preferred Distributor (UBM/EE Times Electronic’s Distributor Customer Evaluation Study/June 2011). With global sales for 2010 surpassing $1.5 billion, Digi-Key’s single location in North America is one of its greatest assets. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.

About Everlight Electronics

Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. was founded in 1983 in Taipei, Taiwan. Playing a critical role in the formation of the global LED industry, the company is rapidly ascending to become a leading supplier due to its dedication to certification, R&D, production, quality, marketing, and global customer service.

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



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