Digi-Key Corporation and Rubycon Sign Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - August 13, 2012

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Rubycon today announced the two companies have entered into a distribution agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute Rubycon's line of capacitors to customers worldwide.

"We are pleased to add Rubycon to Digi-Key's line card as they push to provide new innovative products and be an industry leader," said Tom Busher, Digi-Key's vice president of global interconnect, passive, and electromechanical product. "Their expansive product offering and new series of lighting and power capacitors will offer great value to our customers."

Rubycon has pioneered the world of low impedance and long life technology, serving to address the growing need of reliability in the power, industrial, lighting and alternative energy markets. Established in 1952, Rubycon has expanded its operations and sales internationally to include production and sales facilities in Japan, Indonesia, Europe, East Asia, and North America.

"Rubycon offers over 100 product families with 10,000 unique items that cover the range of needs for the industries that are served so well by Digi-Key," said Yasumasa Kanada, executive vice president and COO of Rubycon America, Inc. "Not only are we excited, but we also feel this is a perfect fit to accelerate product availability into the hands of the design engineer."

Rubycon's portfolio of capacitors is available for purchase now on Digi-Key's global websites.

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 Rubycon Corporation

Tracing its roots back to 1952 as one of the original developers in the aluminum capacitor market, with monthly production of up to 1 Billion capacitors from over 10,000 product items ranks Rubycon as one of the largest suppliers of miniature electrolytic capacitors. Large scale production, vertical integration and innovative technology lead to quality synonymous with the name- Rubycon.

Rubycon America, Inc. is the North American subsidiary of Rubycon Corporation and is based in Gurnee, IL with sales/engineering support including an independent rep network of over 100 agents throughout the region to support your needs.

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