Digi-Key Corporation Announces Exclusive Partnership with Comair Rotron Shanghai

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - January 28, 2010

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, announced today that it is now stocking Comair Rotron Shanghai's RNCS series of passivated Nichrome chip resistors, an ideal low-cost alternative for expensive and hard-to-find tantalum nitride chip resistors.

Digi-Key also announces available stock on a select offering of Comair Rotron's DC fans and blowers. These products are available for immediate shipment and can be purchased on Digi-Key's global websites. Additionally, look for the availability of Comair Rotron's AC products in the second quarter of 2010. At that time, Comair Rotron's line will be available in prototype and production quantities on Digi-Key's websites. These products will also be featured in future print and online catalogs.

Since its early beginnings as Rotron in 1947, Comair Rotron has set the worldwide standard in the design of forced air electronic component cooling devices. Sold around the globe, Comair Rotron AC and DC fans and blowers serve a wide variety of market segments and can be found in the following applications: network servers, telecommunications equipment, electronic cabinetry, computers and peripherals, and laboratory equipment. As of October 14, 2008, Comair Rotron, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of W.E.T. Automotive Systems AG.

Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key's vice president of interconnect, passive, and electromechanical product said, "We are very excited to play a key role in this new beginning for Comair Rotron and make its quality, standard-setting products available once again to customers throughout North America and around the globe."

Comair Rotron North American Sales Director Mike Barr added, "At Comair Rotron, we, too, are excited about this partnership with Digi-Key. Digi-Key's commitment to superior service through product selection, availability, and responsiveness makes this distributor the perfect vehicle for Comair Rotron's re-emerging product line. We are confident Digi-Key will get Comair Rotron products back into the hands of engineers and purchasing agents quickly and as is Digi-Key's way, to the complete satisfaction of its customers."

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.