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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Digi-Key Corporation and LS Research Sign Global
Distribution Agreement

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN, USA and CEDARBURG, WI, USA – 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 LS Research have signed a global distribution agreement.

Mark Zack, Digi-Key's Vice President of Semiconductors said, “We are pleased to sign this worldwide agreement. With the company’s deep history and unmatched experience in wireless product design, LS Research can offer our customers the best in radio module and gateway solutions.”

“Our agreement with Digi-Key enables LS Research to bring over three decades of wireless product development and innovative module solutions to a broad global customer base,” said Bill Steinike, President of LS Research. “Together, Digi-Key and LSR will enable customers to get their products to market faster by providing them with tested and certified wireless module solutions and the latest innovations in supply chain management.”

LS Research delivers turnkey wireless solutions with product development, EMC testing & certification, and RF modules. LS Research’s module offering includes state-of-the-art FCC/IC certified and ETSI tested WiFi, Bluetooth®, 802.15.4, and ZigBee® 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz (WiFi) devices, antennas, ProFLEX™ and ModFLEX modules™.

LS Research’s products 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 zonesAnother Geek Moment videos; Digi-Key toolbar; PurchasingProSM for electronics buyers; TechXchangeSM; 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 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 Distributor Customer Preference 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 LS Research

Based in Cedarburg, Wis., LS Research is a premier wireless product development company specializing in RF design, software development and FCC/IC/CE certification services. LS Research is at the forefront of the latest wireless technologies, including 802.11, RFID, 802.15.4, ZigBee™, Bluetooth® and UWB. LS Research has a rich history of helping both Fortune 500 companies and startups with full turnkey new product development. At the heart of LS Research’s innovative talent is its core RF engineering group, with 30 years of proven wireless product development experience. LS Research offers system-level design and product services, including design feasibility, complete system design, hardware/software integration, prototyping and manufacturing across a wide range of product applications such as industrial, smart energy, medical, video, consumer and others. In addition, LSR is the only product development firm with turnkey design service and an on-site A2LA-accredited FCC/IC test facility.

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 LS Research
Theresa Shater
Manager, Business Development and Marketing
262-421-4411
theresa@lsr.com



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