Qualtek Electronics Corporation Names Digi-Key Corporation 2011 Distributor of the Year

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 20, 2012

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it was recently named Qualtek Electronics Corporation's 2011 Distributor of the Year.

"We are pleased to accept the Distributor of the Year award from Qualtek," said Dave Doherty, Digi-Key's vice president of global supplier and product operations. "Qualtek has provided our mutual global customers with quality products including fan accessories, international and domestic power cords and cordsets, EMI power line filters and more. We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with Qualtek in the future."

Digi-Key Corporation received Qualtek's 2011 Distributor of the Year award because of Digi-Key's total sales of Qualtek product, inventory position, and new product growth.

"This is the 11th year in a row that Digi-Key has received 'Distributor of the Year' from Qualtek Electronics," said John Hallums, Qualtek Electronics Corporation's president. "We are proud to present them with this award and congratulate the entire Digi-Key team. Digi-Key's sales with Qualtek have continually increased over the past 25 years, and have grown over 40 percent in the past three years alone. We appreciate their dedication and full support to our product line."

As the leading integrated Internet-based distributor of electronic components, information about Digi-Key Corporation and inventory of millions of products is accessible to customers around the globe, with all products shipped from Digi-Key's single, North American location. The company's integrated business model provides product and support information online to help put engineers and procurement professionals in control as they solve tough product development challenges.

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.