Digi-Key Corporation Expands Agreement with ITT Cannon to Offer Military-Spec Connectors

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - November 8, 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 the expansion of their distribution agreement with ITT Cannon to include military-spec connectors.

ITT Cannon boasts a legacy of interconnect science spanning nearly a century, defining the industry with firsts in areas such as audio connectors, aviation circulars, and fiber optics. As part of a new initiative to expand its business into the area of military-spec product, Digi-Key has expanded its current agreement with ITT Cannon to include its series of high reliability certified connectors. Series carried include D 5015; D 26482 Series I & II; D 38999 Series I, II, & III; D 83513; and C 24308. Digi-Key meets the MIL-STD-790F manufacturer certified requirement that includes but is not limited to date/lot code traceability.

"ITT Cannon is most certainly an innovator in the area of interconnect products," said Jeff Shafer, Vice President, Global Interconnect, Passives and Electromechanical, Digi-Key Corporation. "We are pleased to expand our distribution agreement with this respected company. As we implement these high reliability products into the Digi-Key business model, we will be able to offer component options not found elsewhere within the industry."

Digi-Key stocks nearly 26,000 individual ITT Cannon military-spec SKUs, with plans to expand this number in the future. These products are available for immediate shipment to Digi-Key's North American customers. The portfolio also includes numerous Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) products for engineer's designs.

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 ITT Cannon

Reliability, Innovation, and Engineered Solutions, these terms collectively describe ITT Interconnect Solutions and define a legacy of Interconnect Science spanning nearly a century, reflecting billions of quality products sold, and incorporating the three industry leading brands of Cannon, VEAM, and BIW. Their Innovation Timeline uniquely defines a historical compendium of interconnect leadership spanning over 90 years and including many industry firsts: Audio Connectors, Aviation Circulars, D-Subs, Micros, fiber optic assemblies, Zero Insertion Force Technologies, and other advanced applications of Interconnect Science.