Digi-Key Distributes Products from Agilent's SPG to Designers

4/16/2004 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and Digi-Key Corporation, one of the fastest growing electronic component distributors in the world, announced that they have signed a distribution agreement. The agreement allows Agilent's Semiconductor Products Group (SPG) to make a broad array of its products accessible to designers via Digi-Key's vast distribution channel and real-time online service and support site.

Digi-Key's inventory of Agilent products includes a full range of LEDs and displays, optocouplers, motion control encoders, RF and microwave devices and infrared and optical transceivers. These products are used in applications that span industrial, office automation, consumer electronics, home appliances, signs and signals, wireless, networking and automotive markets.

"We are pleased to offer a broad range of Agilent products to our customers," said Mark Larson, president of Digi-Key. "With our industry-leading customer service and commitment to inventory Agilent products, we are able to support both prototype and design requirements, as well as our customers' volume production needs."

"The addition of Digi-Key to our global distribution network will help us reach more engineers in the critical early stages of their designs," said Frank Robertazzi, vice president of Worldwide Distribution for Agilent's Semiconductor Products Group. "Digi-Key's catalog distribution channel provides another avenue for our customers to purchase samples and order literature and early production quantities online at any time."

Agilent's semiconductor products are now available through the Digi-Key Web site at www.digikey.com.

About Digi-Key Corporation
Digi-Key Corporation is a full-service provider of prototype/design as well as production volume quantities of electronic components and has established itself as one of the fastest growing distributors in the world. Digi-Key's Web site offers complete online commerce capabilities along with 24/7 instant access to broad-based, multimillion dollar product inventory.

About Agilent's Semiconductor Products Group
Agilent's SPG, which had revenues of $1.6 billion in fiscal year 2003, is a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor components to the mobile phone, storage, computing, networking and broad optoelectronic application markets. Products include fiber-optic transceivers, high-speed integrated circuits, radio frequency and microwave components, infrared transceivers, application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), embedded camera modules, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and optocouplers, motion control devices and navigation sensors used in optical mice.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 28,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6.1 billion in fiscal year 2003. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

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