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Molex Selects Partner Digi-Key as "2012 Global E-Catalog Distributor of the Year"

  Molex Selects Partner Digi-Key as "2012 Global E-Catalog Distributor of the
  Year"

Business Wire

LISLE, Ill. & THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- December 20, 2012

Molex, a leading provider of connectors and a complete line of interconnect
solutions for multiple markets, recently named Digi-Key Corporation, a global
full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quality
electronic components, the “2012 Global E-Catalog Distributor of the Year.”
Digi-Key was the exclusive recipient of the award which was presented at the
electronica tradeshow in Munich, Germany last month.

“Digi-Key has a superior business model that supports the changing needs of
the engineer,” said Brian Krause, VP of Marketing Communications for Molex.
“We are impressed with Digi-Key’s integrated approach that allows us to
collaboratively provide relevant, timely content online to our mutual
customers.”

A long-time Molex and Digi-Key partnership began through a traditional catalog
model and physical product distribution, and evolved into a sophisticated
online marketing relationship. Digi-Key strategically promotes Molex products
via integrated marketing strategies that include new product introductions,
product training modules, and online advertising campaigns.

“The internet is changing how we communicate with our customers and most
importantly, how we deliver timely information to engineers,” said Chris
Beeson. “Just as we are known for product availability and efficient delivery,
we want to be known as the 'go to' place for valuable content around emerging
component technology and the newest products from leaders like Molex.”

About Molex Incorporated

Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions
for a number of markets including data communications, telecommunications,
consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, medical, military and lighting.
Established in 1938, the company operates 40 manufacturing locations in 16
countries. The Molex website is http://www.molex.com. Follow us at
www.twitter.com/molexconnectors, watch our videos at
www.youtube.com/molexconnectors, connect with us at
www.facebook.com/molexconnectors and read our blog at www.connector.com.

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 two million products from over 650
quality name-brand manufacturers at www.digikey.com.

With over 790,000 products in stock, an impressive selection of online
resources, and the logistical advantage of more than 800,000 square feet of
expandable distribution space, Digi-Key continues to move forward, affirming
its commitment to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the
industry and providing the best service possible to its customers.

Digi-Key’s totally integrated, Internet-engaged business model, coupled with
its industry-leading breadth of components available for immediate shipment
anywhere in the world from a single location, clearly differentiates Digi-Key
from all other distributors. Digi-Key offers customers a unique approach to a
high-mix, low volume production business strategy by transferring much
inventory risk and carrying costs from the customer to Digi-Key. From
Prototype to Production^®, Digi-Key has the components and resources necessary
to grow your business to the next level.

Digi-Key’s online offerings and resources include: PTM^® product training
modules; TechZone^SM technology zones; Another Geek Moment videos; Digi-Key
toolbar; PurchasingPro^SM for electronics buyers; TechXchange^SM; a Mobile and
Social Center; the Scheme-it online schematic design tool; a Reference Design
Library; and the Dynamic Catalog.

Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is
available at www.digikey.com.

Digi-Key is a registered trademark of Digi-Key Corporation. Molex is a
registered trademark of Molex Incorporated
Other trademarks referenced in this release are the property of their
respective owners

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Contact:

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Michelle Siebert, 1-800-344-4539
publicrelations@digikey.com