Digi-Key Corporation Expands Product Base with Military-Spec Connectors from Amphenol

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - November 1, 2011

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced availability of military-spec connectors from Amphenol.

As one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world, Amphenol has long been a valuable supplier of product for Digi-Key. Amphenol's Aerospace Operations provides Digi-Key with a full range of high reliability connectors and interconnection systems including, but not limited to, D38999 Series I, II, III; M5015; and M39029 contacts. Digi-Key meets the military high reliability standard MIL-STD-790F which includes such standards as date/lot code traceability. The expansion of this long-standing partnership into the realm of military-spec products will allow Digi-Key to provide product to a much wider and more demanding customer base.

"We are excited for the opportunity to offer these high quality military-spec products," said Jeff Shafer, Vice President, Global Interconnect, Passives and Electromechanical, Digi-Key Corporation. "Amphenol has provided us a unique opportunity to offer the highest quality product to our customers, increasing accessibility to high reliability military products while growing our customer base."

Currently, Digi-Key offers over 52,000 separate Amphenol military-spec product SKUs, in-stock and ready for immediate shipment to its North American customers. Digi-Key will be expanding this offering in the near future.

Additionally, Digi-Key carries a full selection of non-military spec components spanning Amphenol's product offering. For more information and a listing of the product carried, visit the Amphenol supplier page on the Digi-Key website.

About Amphenol

Amphenol is one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world. The company designs, manufactures, and markets electrical, electronic, and fiber optic connectors, coaxial and flat-ribbon cable, and interconnect systems.

The primary end markets for the Company's products are communications and information processing markets, including cable television, cellular telephone and data communication and information processing systems; aerospace and military electronics; and automotive, rail and other transportation and industrial applications.

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.