Digi-Key Corporation Now Offers Military-Spec Connectors from Souriau Connection Technology

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - November 15, 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 Souriau Connection Technology.

For over 100 years, Souriau has provided interconnect solutions to the Aerospace, Military/Defense, Industrial Equipment, and Heavy Industry sectors. As a fully MIL-STD 790F, manufacturer-certified distributor, Souriau provides the opportunity for Digi-Key to offer high quality, high reliability military-spec connectors to a wider customer segment.

"We continue to see increased demand for military-spec components," said Jeff Shafer, Vice President, Global Interconnect, Passives and Electromechanical, Digi-Key Corporation. "By partnering with a respected company such as Souriau, we are afforded the opportunity to expand our selection of product and offer these high reliability components to our customers as well as supporting military designs."

Digi-Key also supports Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) products, as well supporting military designs.

Digi-Key currently stocks more than 6,200 individual Souriau military-spec SKUs including D38999 Series I & III, and D26482 G Series I, 851, and Series II. These high reliability connectors are available for immediate shipment to our North American customers. Plans are being formed to expand this offering in the future.

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.

About Souriau Connection Technology

Souriau designs, manufactures and markets high performance, high reliability interconnect solutions for severe environments dedicated to the Aerospace, Defense/ Space, Heavy Industry (Railway & Mass Transit, Nuclear, Oil & Gas) and Industrial Equipment markets. Souriau has a worldwide presence with R & D centers and production sites in Europe, USA, Japan and India. The Company is deeply involved in the environmental protection of industrial site following the certification ISO 14001 and with RoHS products.