Digi-Key’s TechXchangeSM Announces Community Partnership with Venture Outsource, LLC

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - August 1, 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 that the Venture Outsource, LLC is now a community partner of Digi-Key’s TechXchangeSM online engineering community.

“We are pleased to partner with an organization that complements TechXchange’s community atmosphere,” said Tony Harris, chief marketing officer (CMO) of Digi-Key Corporation. “VentureOutsource.com provides exceptional content and is a strong resource for business professionals looking to make positive connections within the electronics community.”

VentureOutsource.com is a global website providing insight, information, and interaction for the electronics manufacturing operations community. Recently launched, the site already counts numerous types of global supply chain operations professional in its VO GlobalNet community where members can private message and connect with other members plus, promote their company or services in GlobalNet Discussion. There is also a Q&A section, open to all site users, to tap the collective knowledge and experience of regular readers.

“We’re proud to be selected as a TechXchange community partner and to be aligned with such an innovative organization,” said Mark Zetter, president of Venture Outsource, LLC. “Digi-Key is a very forward-thinking company that truly understands the electronics marketplace and what it means to provide real value to the industry.”

Digi-Key’s TechXchange is a user-to-user forum where design engineers and hobbyists can discuss technology, products, designs and more, while participating in discussions, asking questions of the community or of subject matter experts. TechXchange is organized by six specific technology-based groups: the Energy Harvesting, Lighting, Microcontroller, Power, Sensors, and Wireless communities. There is also a general community for queries which do not fit the six previously mentioned technologies.

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 VentureOutsource.com

VentureOutsource.com, a Venture Outsource, LLC Website, is the online authority for interactive user networking, gathering and sharing knowledge, and creating community for the worldwide contract electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and original design manufacturing (ODM) sectors. The site counts executives; managers, government officials, financial analysts, academicians and other global supply chain operations professionals among its VO GlobalNet community where members can private message and connect with other members plus, promote their company or services in GlobalNet Discussion. There is also a Q&A section open to all site users to post questions and answer questions and tap the collective knowledge and experience of VentureOutsource.com readers.