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Digi-Key Corporation and Midé Technology Sign
Worldwide Distribution Agreement

Friday, January 28, 2011 - THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA and Medford, Massachusetts 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 Midé Technology today announced the two companies have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute Midé Technology products to customers worldwide.

"We are very pleased to announce this global distribution agreement with Midé Technology," said Dave Doherty, Digi-Key's vice president of semiconductor products. "Electronics is playing a key role in both creating more efficient use of current energy sources and helping to identify and cultivate alternative sources. Adding Midé's quality product line to Digi-Key's offering exemplifies our commitment to provide our customers with the industry's broadest range of electronic components in both existing and emerging applications."

"Midé is excited that Digi-Key will now be distributing our products around the world" said Chris Ludlow, Midé's Director of Engineering. "Energy harvesting is an emerging industry which will help power the wireless sensor networks of the future. With the help of Digi-Key, Midé will be able to supply this emerging industry with the energy harvesting it needs."

Midé's Volture™ piezoelectric energy harvesters are in stock and available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites. To complement its energy harvesters, Digi-Key also stocks Midé's Slam Stick™ portable, rechargeable vibration data logger. The Slam Stick™ helps customers identify if their application is suitable for energy harvesting. In addition to their availability on the websites, look for these products in future print and online catalogs. The distribution agreement between the two companies is global with the exception of Japan.

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 1.8 million products from over 440 name-brand manufacturers. A testament to Digi-Key's unparalleled commitment to service, North American design engineers have ranked #1 for Overall Performance for 19 consecutive years (EE|Times Distribution Study/October 2010). With global sales for 2010 projected to reach $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

 About Midé Technology

Proud of its strong tradition in innovative and dynamic solutions, Midé Technology has emerged as a leader in its field of smart materials since its founding in 1989 by Dr. Marthinus van Schoor, Ph.D. graduate of MIT's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. An engineering company that develops, produces, and markets smart technology products and materials, Midé continuously challenges traditional approaches to problem identification and definition with its high powered team of practical experts and remains at the forefront of the latest technological and managerial advances. For more information, visit

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Erica Hanson
Manager, Corporate Communications & Media Relations
218-681-8000, Ext 2247

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