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Digi-Key Corporation Awarded 2010 Distributor of the Year
by PUI Audio Inc.

Friday, February 11, 2011 - THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, 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, was honored by PUI Audio Inc. as the 2010 Distributor of the Year. This is the first year that PUI Audio has credited a distributor with this award.

The award was presented by Chris Wyse, CEO of PUI Audio, Jack Hampshire, president of PUI Audio, and Brian Coleman, distribution sales manager, when the three traveled from PUI headquarters in Dayton, Ohio to Digi-Key's location in northern Minnesota. The honor was received by Digi-Key staff members Aron Muetzel, product manager, Blaine Dahlin, manager of product group, Bruce Lawrence, director of passives, and Chris Beeson, vice president of sales and VBD.

"Digi-Key is flattered to be PUI Audio's first recipient of the Distributor of the Year award," said Chris Beeson, vice president of sales and VBD. "Maintaining a positive and beneficial relationship with our suppliers has allowed Digi-Key to stock a vast breadth of product and to become a world leader in electronic component distribution."

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 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 19 consecutive years (EE|Times Distribution Study/October 2010). 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

About PUI Audio

PUI Audio is considered an industry-leading model for product testing, application, and design engineering support. The company provides pre-launch, post-launch, engineering, and design support, and tools and software for integration into existing systems. PUI Audio is a family-owned business in Dayton, Ohio, near the crossroads of America. Unparalleled customer service, exceptional product value, and up-to-the-minute support has solidified their reputation as “easiest line to work with.”

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

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