FCI, a leading manufacturer and provider of connector and cable assembly solutions to the data, communications, consumer, industrial and medical markets, has honored Digi-Key ( for its high level of service and performance with the FCI Electronic Division with its Performance Excellence Award.

Digi-Key has continued to exceed expectations and the market with FCI ELX Division since it was added to the distribution network, and FCI recognized the distributor's outstanding performance by presenting the award at EDS 2010. Digi-Key has helped the FCI ELX Division continue to grow its customer base, increase its print position and grow its sales faster than the overall market. Digi-Key has also helped the FCI ELX Division be more visible to the electronics design engineer community through its multi-faceted approach both in print and electronic formats.

"Digi-Key is often recognized by industry surveys as one of the leaders in the electronics distribution marketplace and we are enjoying the benefits of being partnered with them to reach the electronic design engineers. They have helped us to provide our customers with more complete and innovative solutions to meet their needs today and in the future," said Pete Curwen, corporate vice president and general manager of the FCI Electronics Division.

"Digi-Key is pleased to accept this award for excellent distributor performance from FCI," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key's president and COO. "Our goal is to provide excellent service both for our customers and authorized supplier partners. We take pride in achieving that goal and in the recognition of that achievement by our world-leading supplier partners, like FCI, that make it possible for Digi-Key to continue providing the widest breadth of top-quality products in stock for customers around the world."

For more information about FCI and its products, contact FCI at 825 Old Trail Road, Etters, PA 17319-7883; call 800-237-2374, email at or visit FCI on the web

About FCI With operations in 30 countries and sales of 935 million euros in 2009, FCI is a leading manufacturer of connectors. Our 12,000 employees are committed to providing customers with high quality, innovative products for a wide range of consumer and industrial applications. For more information:

About Digi-Key:

As one of the world's fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key Corporation has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. As a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, Digi-Key has been ranked #1 for Overall Performance for 18 consecutive years from among the nation's more than 200 distributors (EE Times Distribution Study/August 2009). Offering more than 1.5 million products from more than 440 quality name-brand manufacturers, Digi-Key's commitment to inventory is unparalleled. Access to the company's broad product offering is available 24/7 at Digi-Key's top-rated website,